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Night Train to Terror (1985)

 -  Horror  -  May 1985 (USA)
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God and Satan are on a train discussing the fate of three individuals. The stories of the people in question are told in a trio of very strange vignettes. One involves an insane anylum with... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbara Wyler ...
Woman at window
Jamie Scoggin ...
Man at window
Stacey Lyons ...
Dancer
Linda Maderas ...
Dancer
Melanie Montilla ...
Dancer
Chantel Morogeus ...
Dancer
Byron Yordan ...
Rock singer / Breakdancer
Richard Sanford ...
Bass
Marlie Clark ...
Guitar
Rick Arbuckle ...
Sax
Angela Nicoletti ...
Singing Girl
Dina Lee Russo ...
Singing Girl
Earl Washington ...
Night Porter
Gabriel Whitehouse ...
Conductor
Tony Giorgio ...
Satan (as Lu Sifer)
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God and Satan are on a train discussing the fate of three individuals. The stories of the people in question are told in a trio of very strange vignettes. One involves an insane anylum with some very interesting treatment plans. Another involves a 'death club'. The final story shows us the adventures of a server of Satan. This is a strange movie. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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A one-way ticket to Hell...and beyond. See more »

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Horror

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May 1985 (USA)  »

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Shiver  »

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The first part (or in some versions, the third part) of this anthology horror film, "Case Of Harry Billings" starring Richard Moll, was edited from an unfinished, unreleased horror film, "Scream Your Head Off" (although copies of it are reported to be available). That film was written by Philip Yordan and directed by John Carr (both were also credited as the writer and director of this film). See more »

Goofs

Lighting equipment visible at the top of the screen many times throughout the movie, during the sequences of the band performing in the train car. See more »

Quotes

Some guy: Like, I really wish our bus hadn't broken down, ya know?
Dancer: No way! I think this train is coooool!
Rock singer: From the top!
[then the band starts playing again]
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Crazy Credits

Satan is played by "Lu Cifer" and God by "Himself". See more »

Connections

Edited into Marilyn Alive and Behind Bars (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

I'd Have To Be Crazy
Music and Lyrics by Charlene Brown
Arrangement by Robert O'Connor
Vocals by Joe Turano
Additional vocals by Terry Wood and Beth Anderson
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If Ed Wood Made Movies in the 80's ...........
4 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

....Yeah, he would have arrived at something like this! I first saw this in the theater (about 1985?) when it was released. The movie poster had a large knife stuck into some train tracks. Me and my friends thought it was a slasher flick about a psycho loose on a train....BOY WERE WE WRONG! This movie is TOTAL entertainment for fans of inept horror-exploitation cinema who think they have seen them all, and are jaded (like me!). The best thing about this movie is, there is SO much going on! You mind will be reeling and trying to make sense of it all, and then you hit over the head with something ridiculous and/or gory. In the "Suicide Club" segment, the "wrecking ball" that's prepared to crush some of the members, is , if you look closely, a Hoppity Hop! (one of those heavy rubber balls with loop handles that kids would bounce/ ride on in the 1970's). Also in that segment, the girl ("Greta"?) suddenly has a short haircut, and is wearing a man's tuxedo and looks like one of the "Time Warp" party guests from "Rocky Horror". Why?????? The young guy who played the devil-playboy mansion owner in the last segment looks like an effeminate/annoying David Cassidy. The first story about the organ theft mansion was the only one here that actually had some creepy moments. The best thing about this movie is, it really MOVES. Never a dull moment, and as a LOT of grade Z exploitation and horror flicks get bogged down with long scenes of dialog with no action, Night Train To Terror never stops (till the train crashes at the end). I would love to see an interview with whoever assembled this mutilated, wonderful mess of a movie. What a shame that the current state of exploitation is totally geared to the "Saw" / "Scream" viewing crowd, and as such, is mechanical, predictable and silly. Has Quentin Tarantino seen "Night Train To Terror" ??


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