One of the most iconic horror anthologies, Trilogy of Terror (1975) is finally coming out on Blu-ray! We’re enjoying a new renaissance of anthology horror on television, with shows like American Horror Story, Black Mirror, and Channel Zero bringing self contained horror to fans. So it’s about time that this classic got a long overdue Blu-ray release.
Trilogy of Terror is remembered as one of the best made-for-TV horror films ever made. It’s become a cult classic, and its final segment “Amelia” in particular, has gone down in horror history. Many horror fans point to the “Zuni fetish doll” in that sequence as one of the scariest entities they’ve ever encountered in horror. But until now, the film has been a notoriously rare find. Thankfully, Kino Lorber Studio Classics has announced that they’ll be releasing Trilogy of Terror on Blu-ray and DVD in 2018, with a new HD master!
Trilogy of Terror was directed by Dan Curtis and first aired as an “ABC Movie of the Week” in March, 1975. It was based off three short stories by Richard Matheson, all of which starred Karen Black.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Legendary producer / director Dan Curtis (DARK SHADOWS, THE NIGHT STALKER) teams up with writers Richard Matheson (I AM LEGEND, THE TWILIGHT ZONE) and William F. Nolan (LOGAN’S RUN, BURNT OFFERINGS) to present three tales of horrific suspense in this made-for-television anthology that also showcases the tremendous acting talent of Karen Black (FIVE EASY PIECES, THE DAY OF THE LOCUST), who plays no less than four distinct roles. In “Julie,” an aggressive college student seduces and ultimately blackmails his seemingly shy English professor. In “Millicent and Therese,” two polar-opposite sisters become increasingly hell-bent on the undoing of one another. And in “Amelia,” a woman falls prey to a murderous Zuni fetish doll.
It’s always great to see cult horror get a proper release. Are you excited for Trilogy of Terror on Blu-ray? Let us know in the comments below!