CinemaDave (cinemadave) wrote,

"Thriller" 25 Trio for Terror

"Trio for Terror" is an small anthology within the "Thriller" anthology. Each episode is directed by Ida Lupino, the former Warner Brothers actress.

Written by August Derelth, the first short story, "The Extra Passenger" is the best "Thriller." Simple story about a stolen inheritance, this episode features enough details worthy of H.P. Lovecraft and a gruesome finale for 1961.

""A Terribly Strange Bed" features jewels, skulldugery and a caper. However the best scenes involve the Terribly Strange Bed, that almost crushes an atagonist.

"The Mask of Medusa" lacks the budget or the artistic integrity to pull off a convincing climax. This episode is a plodding two character drama that leads to a predictable climax. Old Medusa deserved better.

As the host, Boris Karloff is given more to do with is introductions. This time the Monster of Ceremonies provides 3 creative introductions,

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