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Terror Train (1980)

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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The boys and girls of Sigma Phi. Some will live. Some will die. 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 Magician, aka Ken the Magician, was played by David Copperfield, an actual real-life magician. 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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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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