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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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Shovels the Stoker (as Don Lamoureux)
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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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costume | killer | college | prank | train | See more »

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The boys and girls of Sigma Phi. Some will live. Some will die. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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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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One of a batch of suspense / horror movies made during the late 1970s and early 1980s starring Jamie Lee Curtis who became known as the "Scream Queen". The films include Halloween (1978), Prom Night (1980), The Fog (1980), Road Games (1981), Terror Train (1980) and Halloween II (1981). 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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Alana Maxwell: I never knew you liked magic.
Kenny Hampson: I watched you tonight.
[Referring to the magician]
Kenny Hampson: You liked him.
Alana Maxwell: No. Kenny, you're better than he is. I'm sure you're better than he is.
Kenny Hampson: I am. He didn't know how to cut a woman into pieces.
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Good Premise, Annoying Characters
4 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Man, I had high expectations with this one because of the premise and having Jamie Lee Curtis is the lead female role. The premise - a killer at a masquerade party aboard a train, a psycho who changes costumes, always using the one of his last victim and continues to kill aboard the train until stopped - sounds really interesting.

However, being that it was a party for a college fraternity and that it was a Hollywood film, they made all the kids ridiculously obnoxious and profane. Hey, you almost had to root for the killer against these arrogant punks.

Once again, this turns out to be one of those films in which the "coming attractions" made it look a lot better than it actually was, and it turned out to be just another sleazy film from the 1970s.


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