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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Laura, Bobby's Mom / Dr. Simpson
... Ben
... Roger Ansford
... Stubbs
... Bobby
Richard Fitzpatrick ... Jerry O'Farrell
... Lew
Gerry Quigley ... Akers
Dennis O'Connor ... Brig
John McMahon ... Taylor
Alan Bridle ... The Minister
... The Waitress
Norm Spencer ... Officer #1
Bruce McFee ... Officer #2
... The Dwarf Bobby
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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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Rated R for violence and terror | See all certifications »

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30 October 1996 (USA)  »

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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 »

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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 »

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References Rocky (1976) See more »

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Decent 90's TV Horror
26 September 1999 | by See 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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