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Trilogy of Terror II (1996)

Three short tales of terror including: woman's encounter when attempting to rob a grave; the story of a woman who summons her son back from the dead; and tale of an African doll who comes to life.


Dan Curtis


William F. Nolan ("He Who Kills" written by), Dan Curtis ("He Who Kills" written by) | 4 more credits »
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Lysette Anthony ... Laura, Bobby's Mom / Dr. Simpson
Geraint Wyn Davies ... Ben
Matt Clark ... Roger Ansford
Geoffrey Lewis ... Stubbs
Blake Heron ... Bobby
Richard Fitzpatrick ... Jerry O'Farrell
Thomas Mitchell ... Lew
Gerry Quigley Gerry Quigley ... Akers
Dennis O'Connor ... Brig
John McMahon John McMahon ... Taylor
Alan Bridle Alan Bridle ... The Minister
Brittaney Bennett ... The Waitress
Norm Spencer Norm Spencer ... Officer #1
Bruce McFee Bruce McFee ... Officer #2
Joe Gieb ... The Dwarf Bobby


Three tales of terror: in "The Graveyard Rats" lovers murder the woman's older husband and encounter horror when they attempt to rob his grave; "Bobby" is the story of a woman who summons her son back from the dead; and in "He Who Kills" an African doll goes on a murderous rampage. Written by Jeff Hole <jeffhole@aol.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and terror | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Lysette Anthony had previously starred as Angelique on the Dark Shadows (1966) revival series, Dark Shadows (1991) - both of which were created by Dan Curtis. See more »


The apartment at the beginning of the third story is obviously not the same one from the first film. It is much larger and more modern with a second floor. See more »


Follows Trilogy of Terror (1975) See more »

User Reviews

Decent at best
12 October 2004 | by TBJCSKCNRRQTreviewsSee all my reviews

First off, I haven't seen the first one, so I can't draw any comparisons between the two. The film is a trilogy, a collection of three horror short stories. Each lasts about half an hour. They are reasonably entertaining and scary, but on repeated viewings, the effects and the acting seems cheap and tame. The stories are all three pretty good, but they could have been more well-done. The acting isn't all good; the leading lady isn't a terribly good actor. The supporting cast are of varying talent. The first time you see the film, it might be reasonably scary, but on repeated viewings it quickly falls apart, due to the low-budget cheap special effects and less than impressive acting. Especially the effects on the final story, not to mention the overdone sound effects, often actually inspires laughter, rather than fear. Also, according to many people, the story of the doll, the last story in the trilogy, is basically a remake of the first. I'd like to see the first Trilogy of Terror film, from '75, since it seems to be far better, judging from all of the reviews. All in all, it makes for a decent watch, once, if you can see it for free. I recommend it to fans of horror movies, who can see it once, for free. Just don't expect anything great. 6/10

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Release Date:

30 October 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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