Trilogy of Terror Film Details
Overview: Three bizarre horror stories all of which star Karen Black in four different roles playing tormented women.
Review: Trilogy of Terror is one of those movies I used to watch as a child and scared the ever loving you know what out of me. If my parents wanted me to punish me, they would just show me the ending of the third story Amelia, chilling! So finally thinking after all these years, I could maybe buy the movie and watch it, the whole thing, beginning to end, without closing my eyes, and still to this day, I can’t do it! These are three chilling tales that no horror fan should ever go without seeing. The first story: Chad and Eddie are university students who admire their English teacher, Julie Eldrich. During one class, Chad is distracted by Julie’s low cut shirt and begins to daydream about her. At home, Julie’s housemate encourages Julie to get out and meet more people. The next day at university, Chad asks Julie out on a date, and after initially refusing, accepts Chad’s offer. During the date at the drive-in, Chad spikes Julie’s drink, rendering her unconscious. Chad drives to a motel where he checks in with Julie as husband and wife, where he photographs Julie in a variety of sexually provocative positions. Noticing Julie beginning to regain consciousness, he then takes her home, explaining that she fell asleep. After developing the photographs in his darkroom, Chad shows the pictures to Julie, who is furious and threatens to call the police. Chad blackmails Julie and she agrees to see Chad whenever he demands. But he may not realize that the joke is on him. The Second Story: A tale of two sisters, one being the prudish Millicent with curly brown hair and large glasses, and the easy going Therese with long blonde hair. Millicent is determined that Therese is evil, and plants a voodoo device to kill her. When Millicent’s friend Dr. Ramsey enters the house, he finds Therese dead on her bedroom floor with the doll next to her. After speaking with the family doctor, Dr. Ramsey reveals that it was Millicent acting in a blonde wig and make-up in a dual personality manner. The Third Story: Amelia is living on her own in a high-rise apartment building. She arrives home after shopping and unwraps a Zuni hunting fetish, equipped with razor sharp teeth and a spear. A scroll accompanies the fetish, claiming that the doll contains the actual spirit of a Zuni hunter known as “He Who Kills”, and that the gold chain adorning the doll keeps the spirit trapped within. As Amelia makes a call to her mother, we learn that she is slightly neurotic, suffering from her mother’s overbearing behavior, she wants to cancel their plans for the evening because she has a date. The moment Amelia leaves the room, the Zuni doll’s golden chain falls off without her knowing. Later, Amelia is preparing dinner, using a carving knife. She enters the darkened living room, and realizes the doll is not on the coffee table. A noise is heard in the kitchen and when investigated, the knife is missing. Lured back into the living room, she is suddenly attacked by the doll, bloodied and terrified, Amelia flees, and manages to get in her bedroom and calls the police, but the doll enters the room, prompting her to keep running, shutting the bathroom door behind her. She runs into the kitchen, and disarms it with a kick, and receives a nasty bite to the neck. She manages to hurl it into the oven and listens to it howling and screaming as it catches fire. Soon the screams die down and eventually stop. Wondering if her ordeal is over, she opens the oven and you have to see this scary as heck ending! Trilogy of Terror has always scared the heck out of me, granted there are some incredible cheesy moments, I’m not going to lie, the last segment is just a bit too much to handle where this stupid woman has locked the creature in a suitcase and is cutting his way out of the top of the case and for some reason Amelia tries to grab the BLADE! What the heck? Not to mention she keeps tripping around in her own apartment when running away from the doll. A lot of people also forget the two first stories, granted that they’re nothing special, but still pretty effective tales. I highly recommend this movie if you get the chance to see it, it’s a lot of fun, just don’t watch it in the dark. 9/10
Duration: 72 min
Genre: Horror, Thriller
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