Trilogy of Terror

Trilogy of Terror

Director: Dan Curtis Cast: Robert Burton, Karen Black, John Karlen

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Overview

In this made-for-TV horror showcase, Karen Black plays four separate roles in three successive tales written or based on the works of venerable genre writer Richard Matheson. In "Julie," Black portrays a prim college literature instructor who engages in a debauched affair with one of her students after he drugs, date-rapes, and blackmails her into submission; here and in the other stories, however, things aren't what they seem. "Millicent and Therese" features the actress in two roles as good sister/bad sister twins who use witchcraft to settle their sexual and moral differences. In the final and most famous segment, "Amelia," Black plays a spinster with an insufferable mother who sublets a high-rise apartment in the city in order to find romantic freedom. When she purchases a Zuni fetish warrior doll as a present for her anthropology-professor beau, it comes to life and chases her around the flat with considerable tenacity. A failed pilot for a horror anthology series, Trilogy of Terror first appeared on ABC in 1975 and subsequently gained a devoted cult following. Black originally didn't want to participate, but agreed after her husband, Robert Burton, was cast in the role of the date-raping blackmailer. Although the actress has appeared in numerous subsequent horror films, it was her indelible quadruple roles here that inspired cult New York rockers the Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black. The film also allegedly inspired the 1984 horror-blaxploitation flick Black Devil Doll From Hell. A belated sequel, Trilogy of Terror 2, also from former Dark Shadows director Dan Curtis, followed in 1996.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/16/2018
UPC: 0738329230296
Original Release: 1975
Rating: NR
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:12:00
Sales rank: 3,488

Special Features

New Audio Commentary by Film Historian Richard Harland Smith; New Interview with Composer Bob Cobert; Audio Commentary with Karen Black and Writer William F. Nolan; "Richard Matheson: Terror Scribe" Featurette; "Three Colors Black" Featurette; Limited Edition Booklet essay by Film Critic and author Simon Abrams; Newly commissioned Art by Jacob Phillips

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Burton Chad Foster
Karen Black Julie,Millicent,Therese,Amelia
John Karlen Thomas Amman
George Gaynes Dr. Chester Ramsey
James Storm Eddie Nells
Orin Cannon Motel Clerk
Gregory Harrison Arthur Moore

Technical Credits
Dan Curtis Director,Producer
Richard Albain Special Effects
Robert Cobert Score Composer
Les Green Editor
Robert J. Koster Production Manager
Art Levinson Asst. Director
Paul Lohmann Cinematographer
Richard Matheson Screenwriter
Gail Melnick Casting
William F. Nolan Screenwriter
Jan Scott Art Director,Production Designer
Barbara Siebert-Boticoff Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert Singer Associate Producer
Michael Westmore Makeup

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Trilogy of Terror
255. Chapters
1. Chapter 1 [11:47]
2. Chapter 2 [14:04]
3. Chapter 3 [8:06]
4. Chapter 4 [4:50]
5. Chapter 5 [6:59]
6. Chapter 6 [6:54]
7. Chapter 7 [5:40]
8. Chapter 8 [13:33]
0. Chapters
1. Chapter 1 [11:47]
2. Chapter 2 [14:04]
3. Chapter 3 [8:06]
4. Chapter 4 [4:50]
5. Chapter 5 [6:59]
6. Chapter 6 [6:54]
7. Chapter 7 [5:40]
8. Chapter 8 [13:33]
0. Chapters
1. Chapter 1 [8:37]
0. Chapters
1. Chapter 1 [10:58]
0. Chapters
1. Chapter 1 [16:51]
0. Chapters
1. Chapter 1 [2:28]

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