Third Times the Charm

Trilogy of Terror is a made-for-TV movie about a trio of horror stories. All of which star the same actress Karen Black in different roles. Of course I wasn’t born in the 70’s, but I am aware of how big this movie got when it first aired. Since my mom told me all about it being like an event. Although I would recommend just watching the third story. Which is the only story that anyone remembers or talks about, but I’m getting ahead of myself.

“Julie” – The first story has something to do with a teacher seducing her students. It’s the only segment with a large cast, but it’s too forgettable.

“Millicent and Therese” – The second story has something to do with a woman with split personalities. With Karen Black doing a dual performance as twin sisters. It’s admittedly a bit more interesting, but still forgettable.

“Amelia” – Really it’s the third story that anyone cares about. It’s a single character story about a woman who purchases something called a Zuni doll (for some reason). The doll is a native hunter with sharp teeth that wears a necklace. Things take a unexpected turn when the Zuni doll comes to life and tries to kill her. I’m a big fan of the living doll premise. Though it’s hard to say whether the doll is scary or funny. It’s the high pitched noise it makes.

In conclusion, if you ever get your hands on Trilogy of Terror, skip the first two segments and just watch the third.

Trilogy of Terror

The Zuni doll

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