Blu-Ray News #185: Trilogy Of Terror (1975).

Directed by Dan Curtis
Written by Richard Matheson and William F. Nolan
Starring Karen Black, Robert Burton, Gregory Harrison

That picture will probably sell you on Kino Lorber’s upcoming (October) Blu-Ray release of Trilogy Of Terror, one way or another. You’re either dying to get your hands on a copy or you want to stay the hell away from it. You see, this 1975 TV movie is about as scary as scary gets. And Karen Black, who plays four different roles in the three stories, is terrific.

With this getting a 4K restoration, along with the same for The Night Strangler (1973), there’s a lot of love going around for Dan Curtis. So how about a Blu-Ray of his Melvin Purvis: G-Man (1974), which John Milius co-wrote?


Filed under 1975, Dan Curtis, DVD/Blu-ray News, John Milius, Karen Black, Kino Lorber, Richard Matheson

2 responses to “Blu-Ray News #185: Trilogy Of Terror (1975).

  1. I think I saw this on Night Gallery. I had a crush on Karen Black back then. I see Richard Matheson of Twilight Zone fame wrote this. It’ll be great to see this again. Thanks.


  2. walter

    Toby, TRILOGY OF TERROR brings back memories. I first saw this TV movie when it originally aired in 1975. If you have ever seen this one, you most likely have never forgotten it, especially part 3 of this very well made ABC TUESDAY MOVIE OF THE WEEK(1969-75). No spoilers here, if not seen before, but it is a humdinger of a fright. The creepy doll was a sight to behold. Karen Black was outstanding, as she was in everything she did. In an interview with Karen Black, some years later, she said that she was asked more about this TV movie than any of her other performances combined.

    Writer Richard Matheson first pitched the idea of a devil doll to Rod Serling for the TWILIGHT ZONE(1959-64), but Serling didn’t think it could be made for TV at that time. Matheson wrote the short story “Prey,” which was published in 1969. He wrote the script “Amelia,” which was adapted from “Prey.” So, the short story became part 3, “Amelia” starring Karen Black. Parts 1 and 2 are also good.

    I also would recommend another really good Karen Black movie, BURNT OFFERINGS(1977), which is a top notch haunted house story. It also stars Oliver Reed, Burgess Meredith, and Bette Davis.


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