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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.

Director:

Dan Curtis

Writers:

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

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Cast

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
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Storyline

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>

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Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and terror | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dan Curtis' Trilogy of Terror II See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The "Bobby" segment is recycled from Dan Curtis's previous anthology, Dead of Night (1977). See more »

Goofs

In the story "He Who Kills", the bottom half of the dead body of Amelia is shown wearing a short blue robe. In the original Trilogy of Terror I, Amelia wears a short white robe. See more »

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References Dark Shadows (1966) See more »

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Decent 90's TV Horror
26 September 1999 | by SnacksForAllSee all my reviews

Anyone born before 1980 can't help but remember that video cover that stared up at them from the spooky horror section shelf at the "Video Library." It was the one all the little kids loved to rent...it was also the one all the little kids loved to fast-forward through 80% of to get to the Zuni-doll story.

And about 20 years later, the Trilogy of Terror is back, and the Zuni-Doll once again steals the show....but not entirely. The first story, about giant rats in a graveyeard, is well-written and memorable. The second story, while a bit creepy at the beginning, is for the most part....stupid. But not terrible. The third story (saving the best for last) marks the return of the infamous Zuni-Warrior doll. The sad thing about it is, is that it is really a cheap rehash of the classic original. Entertaining yes, but original? Hardly.

But at least the first two stories were a little more memorable. The first two in the original TRILOGY were very well-written, but easily forgettable.

The beautiful Lysette Anthony does her best in this made-for-TV horror flick. Actually, I was impressed with her acting, considering this film was, in a way, standard USA network fare. She seemed at least somewhat enthusiastic about this gig, and filled Karen Black's shoes nicely.

All in All, TRILOGY OF TERROR 2 is good, clean fun for the whole family. That is of course, sarcasm...but, it IS good clean fun for that son of yours who makes a B-line for the Horror section whenever you visit Blockbuster Video....

6.5 out of 10.


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