in about 100 words or less
US 72m, Colour
Director: Dan Curtis; Cast: Karen Black, John Karlen, George Gaynes
Consisting of three short stories written by Richard Matheson, each segment of Trilogy of Terror stars Karen Black who plays a black widow in “Julie”, a woman with a dual personality in “Millicent and Therese”, and “Amelia” who is terrorized by the film’s most memorable character, a knife wielding Zuni fetish doll. While Black’s overacted performances are unforgettable, the real star of this made-for-TV trilogy is the terrifyingly hilarious doll which I had the pleasure of visiting at a museum during a 1977 family vacation to California (Klaus Ming January 2017).