Night Train to Terror (1985)

R  |   |  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 overview, first billed only:
Barbara Wyler ...
Woman at Window (segment "The Night Train")
Jamie Scoggin ...
Man at Window (segment "The Night Train")
Stacey Lyons ...
Dancer (segment "The Night Train")
Linda Maderas ...
Dancer (segment "The Night Train")
Melanie Montilla ...
Dancer (segment "The Night Train")
Chantel Morogeus ...
Dancer (segment "The Night Train")
Byron Yordan ...
Rock Singer / Breakdancer (segment "The Night Train")
Richard Sanford ...
Bass (segment "The Night Train")
Lori Bell ...
Drums (segment "The Night Train")
Marlie Clark ...
Guitar (segment "The Night Train")
Rick Arbuckle ...
Sax (segment "The Night Train")
Angela Nicoletti ...
Singing Girl (segment "The Night Train")
Dina Lee Russo ...
Singing Girl (segment "The Night Train")
Earl Washington ...
Night Porter (segment "The Night Train")
Gabriel Whitehouse ...
Conductor (segment "The Night Train")


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 <>

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May 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Shiver  »

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Did You Know?


This film was given an X rating by the MPAA after it was screened for them. See more »


A crew member can be seen moving his feet out of the way, and out of view of the camera and reflection on the glass under the body Moll has just sawn into pieces. See more »


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 »


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


Both Of Us
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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Everybody's got something to do - Except YOU
17 June 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Man, is this a fine slice of fetid, aromatic eighties cheese or what? An anthology movie made from three films edited down, with added gore and effects, linked together by segments involving God and the Devil on a train, trading souls while a typical eighties band plays a song about how everyone's got something to do (except you). Great stuff.

The stories themselves are fine too, probably because of all the added blood and gore (and possibly the removal of all the boring bits). The first story involves a man who has been brainwashed into kidnapping people who are then tortured, cut up, and sold onto universities. Sure, it's daft, but way over the top in the gore and nudity stakes, so who's complaining? It's quite nasty, this one. I have no idea what the original film was called.

Your second story here is a diluted version of a film called Death Wish Club, which I've heard of but never seen. This involves two young lovers trying to escape the influence of an evil gangster who doesn't want the girl to be free, and ropes (sometimes literally) the two into joining the Death Wish Club, where folks dice with death (rather graphically). Another winner here, although the ending is a bit abrupt and unresolved. I'd read that the stop motion bug thing was added later.

Last and lengthiest is an edit of 'The nightmare never ends', another one I'd heard of but haven't seen. We have a Catholic surgeon and her husband, who has just written a book called 'God is Dead'. Meanwhile, you've got Cameron Mitchell on the trail of a seemingly immortal guy called Olivier, who seems linked to some gory murders (courtesy of some hilarious new footage). Olivier wants to recruit the surgeon's husband to work for Satan, but it's obvious to everyone within a 300 mile radius that the guy who doesn't believe in God isn't going to believe in Satan either, stupid. I'm guessing that The Nightmare Never Ends was a bit tame in the killings stake, as the new footage involves a stop motion demon stomping on badly animated people. I liked it and found it creepy in places.

The wraparound segment is a hoot too – how can you dislike a film with such a cheesy pop song running through it. This film is daft as hell and a lot of fun. What more do you want from a film? Look – if you're even looking at a review of a film called Night Train to Terror, I'm guessing you're probably not on the lookout for socio-political subtext and meaningful studies of the human condition. What you get here is beheadings, Lycra, sweatbands, boobs, faces exploding, demons, people melting. It's the kind of film where all is good in the world.

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