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A pair of psychotic hoodlums and an equally demented nymphomaniac woman terrorize two young girls on a train trip from Germany to Italy.
Upon release “Night Train Murders” was advertised as the “Second House on the Left” referring to the Wes Craven exploitation film (“Last House on the Left”). It took on a few names such as “Xmas Massacre” and “Last Stop on the Night Train” before being known simply as “Night… More »
Director: Aldo Lado
Runtime: 94 Minutes
Company: Blue Underground
Video: 1.85:1 – 16:9 – 1080p – MPEG4 Avc
Audio: English DTS-hd Master Audio Mono
I’m a stranger to Last House on the Left and it’s subsequently endless knockoffs. Being a cinephile that caters more towards horror and genre films, it’s odd that I’ve never sat to down to experience said films (although I own them) myself. Night Train Murders is a film made solely to cash in on Wes Craven’s 1972 shocker, itself a pseudo knockoff as it’s borrows heavily from Ingmar Bergman’s The Virgin Spring. Whereas Last House and the films that followed goals where to disgust, Night Train Murders switches it up by being sharp and professional, with it’s fair share of nasty moments.
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With the arrival of Aldo Lado's Night Train Murders (L'ultimo treno della notte) on Blu-ray January 31, we wanted to take a look at one of the key influences of the Italian exploitation flick: Wes Craven's Last House on the Left. It's no secret that the Italians were notorious for "borrowing" concepts — and often plot and imagery quite literally — from American movies. In Last House's case, if a movie had a revenge plot, rape, and kidnapping, it was deemed worthy enough to wear Craven's crown. Night Train Murders doesn't stray from the formula, even being billed as Last House: Part II, New House on the Left, and Second House on the Left. Lado's film distinctly uses plot »
Released in America under titles like New House On The Left and Second House On The Left, the 1975 Italian exploitation film Night Train Murders crudely follows the template for Wes Craven’s notorious 1972 rape-revenge thriller The Last House On The Left. Act one: Two attractive young women venture off on their own. Act two: Sadistic thugs subject them to violence, degradation, and sexual assault, then leave them for dead. Act three: The perpetrators wind up in the house of one of the victims’ parents, who slowly realize what happened to their daughter. As facsimiles go, it’s mostly »
4 items from 2012
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