Due to growing up watching a lot of horror tv shows such as Tales from the Darkside, Monsters, The Ray Bradbury Theater, Twilight Zone, Tales from the Crypt, Are You Afraid of the Dark? and other such 30 minute gems, I have always had a special place in my heart for anthologies.
While scanning my dvd collection looking for something to watch tonight, all the way at the bottom was Trilogy of Terror, calling out to me to watch it. So I said “Yes, Trilogy of Terror, I will watch you tonight, and you’re gonna like it!” Then we made out.
This 1975 made for tv movie tells three different tales about different women yet all played by the glorious Karen Black.
The first story is about a woman named Julie. She’s an innocently coy school teacher. One day one of her students randomly decides that he’s gonna need to tap that ass so he begins to seduce her. He asks her out to a movie, for educational purposes and she accepts.
Instead of trying to woe her with his amateur ways, he drugs her, takes dirty pictures of her then blackmails her. Just like my first marriage.
She is forced to do everything he says or else he’s gonna tell everyone they did it. What this jock strap didn’t know is that Julie isn’t as innocent as we all thought she was. Dun dun dunnn.
The second story involves twins! One is Millicent, a meek, keep to yourself kinda gal who is annoyed with her whorey sister, Teresa. Mil is convinced that her sister is pure evil so she takes it upon herself to try to destroy her sister. Muahaha.
And the best is always for last.
Amelia breaks free from her overbearing mother and sublets an apartment. She finally meets a man and wants to impress him by getting him a cursed tribal doll. Amelia learns that a steak dinner and blow job would have been a better gift. Are you ready for this? The doll comes to life and attacks the shit out of her! Didn’t see that coming did you?! Amelia is stuck in the apartment trying to fight off this crazed killer doll.
I love that there were certain things that kept Amelia confined to the apartment which kept you…and by you I mean me, from yelling “yo, bitch, get out of there!” First when she called the cops, she couldn’t tell them where she was because she didn’t know the address off hand. Ok, I guess I can buy that. The lock to the front door was jammed so she couldn’t get out. I didn’t quite understand that but I went along with it. She couldn’t throw the doll out of a window because the windows didn’t open. Alright, she didn’t put that much effort into it AND if she wanted to she could have broke a window but I guess she didn’t want to pay to get them fix. Ok fine, I accepted that. Yet, overall, there is still the “Um, it’s 2 inches tall, you can take on that stupid doll if you stop freakin’ out about it and pick it up and rip it’s head off!” But I guess I can’t speak for everyone who puts themselves in the position of being attacked by a doll. So I had to deal with all of that because when it comes down to it, this is the best story out of the three.
Trilogy of Terror maybe hella dated, silly and predictable, but I don’t care, I’ll still make out with it any day of the week!