Monday, June 17, 2019

TRILOGY OF TERROR / Dan Curtis Productions - 1975

Here's a TV movie from Dan (DARK SHADOWS) Curtis, there are three stories of Terror!.. The first tale's about a college student infatuated with his teacher, the second one, a paranoid tale of two sisters - one good, the other evil, and the third story's about a Native American tribal doll that comes to life and terrorizes a woman in her apartment. Story by Richard Matheson.

Karen Black stars in all the stories in four roles. She passed away in 2013 at age 74 and had 202 acting credits during her career. Other stars are Robert Burton, John Karlen, George Gaynes, Jim Storm, Gregory Harrison and Kathryn Reynolds.

It starts with this story about infatuation, Chad gets the hots for teacher after she passes by and a thought pops into his head, hmm, I like to see what she looks like without her clothes!

He asks her if she'd like to go to the drive in with him to see a Euro vampire flick even if teachers aren't supposed to date students...

Well, after he drugs her root beer from the snack bar, he takes her to a motel, strips her down and takes some photos for blackmail.

He's a pushy little bitch and orders her to do his bidding with a nasty note.

Unfortunately, she's a mystic serial murderer! She poisons Chad, then burns up his photo lab before leaving. She goes home and waits for the newspaper to come out so that she can add the clipping to her scrapbook!

In another sexually charged story, Karen plays sisters Millicent and Therese Larimore. Millicent is a total prude and Therese is an oversexed nymphomaniac!

So, fed up with Therese and her sexual escapades, Milliocent pulls out her voodoo kit and sticks a pin through the heart of the Therese doll, killing her!!

Not hard to figure out where this one was headed, the sisters are the same person...

In the last and most popular story, Amelia buys a fairly creepy Native American tribal doll for her boyfriend's birthday.

Well, when Amelia looks for the devilish doll after leaving the room, she can't find it, like, what in the Hell's going on around here?!..

Great shot as the doll attacks Amelia with its very sharp blade!

She somehow traps the crazy thing in a suitcase. It tries to cut its way out so Amelia goes after it with an ice pick! But, it gets out and bites her a number of times.

She finally tosses it into the oven and after a few minutes, the doll is burned to a crisp!

But remember, the doll bit her and now the evil spirit runs through her veins. She calls her boyfriend and invites him over for some fun!! Tune in again on Wednesday for more craziness, here, at The Dungeon!!..


Randall Landers said...

The third one is by far the best one. I love it!

Grant said...

Outside of "Amelia," one of the clever moments is an inside joke by Dan Curtis in "Julie." The characters go to one of those movie revival theaters to see a vampire film from the 30's, and it's actually THE NIGHT STALKER being shown in black and white.

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