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The Sleeping Car (1990)

Jason (David Naughton) moves into an abandoned train car where he resurrects the vicious ghost of his landlady's dead husband... The Mister. After some near-fatal encounters with the ... See full summary »

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Jason McCree
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Kim
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Vincent Tuttle
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Bud Sorenson
Dani Minnick ...
Joanne
Ernestine Mercer ...
Mrs. Erickson
John Carl Buechler ...
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Steve Lundquist ...
Dwight
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Kerry (as Bill Stevenson)
Michael Scott-Bicknell ...
Chuck
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Harris
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Clarice
Tiffany Million ...
19-year-old Girl (as Sandra Margot)
Robert Ruth ...
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Jason (David Naughton) moves into an abandoned train car where he resurrects the vicious ghost of his landlady's dead husband... The Mister. After some near-fatal encounters with the violent specter he seeks local exorcist Vincent Tuttle (Kevin McCarthy). Written by Anonymous

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Silly, but diverting romp
17 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There's a saying that goes: "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery." The trouble is that it doesn't always ring true. In movies, when something is a massive hit it's usually imitated. Sometimes the outcome is good in it's own right, other times a pale copy. In the 80s, pretty much all the successful Horror films were copied again and again to some degree. Icons like Freddy and Jason paved the way for others, but of course none could take their place. Based on this film's tagline, it sounds like that's what the filmmakers intended. How does it measure up?

Pros: Well acted all around. Good score. Some creative deaths. Nice effects, especially on "The Mister." Fast paced all the way. A few good chills. Some intentional and unintentional laughs.

Cons: Flimsy plot. Predictable. Nothing new. Ridiculous finale. Doesn't know when to end.

Final thoughts: There are so many low budget Horror films it would take too long to count. Most of course are totally forgettable and deserve to collect dust. 'The Sleeping Car' is hardly a genre classic, or even a cult classic. However, it has enough of the goods and better than expected performances to make it worth a watch. Freddy, Jason and all the rest have little to worry about.

My rating: 3/5


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