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Trilogy of Terror (1975)

US 72m, Colour
Director: Dan Curtis; Cast: Karen Black, John Karlen, George Gaynes

trilogy_of_terrorConsisting 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).

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2 comments on “Trilogy of Terror (1975)

  1. Anthony Lee Collins
    01/27/2017

    I never saw this, which is odd because Dan Curtis was behind Dark Shadows, which I was obsessed with in high school (and pretty much ever since).

    I guess it never really occurred to me that Dark Shadows was actually produced or directed or written by anybody. It just sort of seemed to be happening, up in Maine, and we could watch it through out television sets for a half hour every day.

    • Klaus
      01/30/2017

      I had not seen this in years. It’s all pretty cheesy – including the doll, but I have a soft spot for it. My sister who was seven at the time was creeped out by the doll, but I encouraged her to have her picture taken in front of it.

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