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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 Richard Fitzpatrick ... Jerry O'Farrell
Thomas Mitchell ... Lew
Gerry Quigley Gerry Quigley ... Akers
Dennis O'Connor 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 »

Parents Guide:

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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

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 »

Connections

References Dark Shadows (1966) See more »

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Trilogy of Terror II
10 August 2013 | by Toronto85See all my reviews

Trilogy of Terror II is the obvious sequel to the 70's made for TV film which featured three scary stories. This one has the same number of stories, and each have a satisfying ending to them like the original film. The first story is "The Graveyard Rats" which tells the tale of a woman and her lover who plan to murder her old rich husband for his money. They do the deed, making it look like an accident, but realize that they must dig up his grave in order to any money. Problem is the graveyard is filled with huge rats determined to devour anything in sight. The second tale is called "Bobby". A mother uses voodoo to bring her dead son back, only to discover that by doing so she has unleashed an evil force upon herself. And the final tale (the best one) continues the killer Zulu fetish doll story from the original, this time it attacks a woman alone in a museum who was brought in by police to look at it.

I really enjoyed 'Trilogy of Terror II', I thought it was a very good sequel to a strong film made years prior. The first two stories are scary and creepy, and are actually more creative ideas than the first two tales told in the original 'Trilogy of Terror'. Continuing the Zuni fetish doll story from where we left off with Karen Black in the first film was a brilliant idea! It's basically the day after Karen Black's character killed her mother while possessed by the doll. Good stuff.

Acting all around was brilliant, starting with Lysette Anthony who was the lead in all three tales. There were also some really good stand out performances by the supporting cast particularly in the first story 'The Graveyard Rats' from Matt Clark and Geraint Wyn Davies. Sad to say this has not been released on DVD yet, but it certainly deserves a release! Check this out if you come across it.

8/10


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