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Terror Train (1980)

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A masked killer targets six college kids responsible for a prank gone wrong three years earlier and who are currently throwing a large New Year's Eve costume party aboard a moving train.

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A college fraternity prank goes wrong and a student ends up in the mental asylum. Three years later, it's graduation time, and the members of the fraternity decide to have a costume party aboard a train trip to celebrate their graduation. Unknowingly to them, a killer has slipped aboard, killing them off one by one, disguised in the costumes of the victims. Written by Humberto Amador

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Don't waste money on a return fare. You won't be coming back! See more »

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3 October 1980 (USA)  »

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Train of Terror  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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The film was notable for a particular novelty story element gimmick whereby the villain puts on the costume of his last victim. As such, the killer in the film is constantly seen in different outfits throughout the movie. See more »

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The train passes the same ice-encrusted curve several times throughout the film. See more »

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Carne: Have you ever shoveled any coal?
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Referenced in Halloween: 25 Years of Terror (2006) See more »

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I'm going off the rails on a terror train
7 February 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Three years after a prank gone wrong, a costumed killer is targeting some snotty college kids on board a train. I happen to like trains and I enjoy a good '80s slasher film as well. This one isn't half bad. Not great but good. Some will be disappointed as there isn't much gore. The cute girl quota is filled by Jamie Lee Curtis, Sandee Currie, Joy Boushel, and Vanity. Who can forget Hart Bochner and Ben Johnson? Well, quite a few people can but they're good here anyway. Of course the big selling point is David Copperfield playing -- wait for it -- a magician! The plot's fairly thin and the killer is hardly a surprise but it's all good fun with some suspense and a decent cast for the genre. All aboard!


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