Terror Express (1980)
"La ragazza del vagone letto" (original title)

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Three thugs commandeer a couple of cars on a moving train and spread terror among the passengers.



(as Luigi Montefiori)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Silvia Dionisio ...
Werner Pochath ...
Zora Kerova ...
Gianluigi Chirizzi ...
Carlo De Mejo ...
Giancarlo Maestri ...
The Policeman
Gino Milli ...
The Conductor
Antonio Maimone ...
Mr. Hobbes (as Antonino Maimone)
Roberto Caporali ...
Evelyn's Father
Gianfranca Dionisi ...
Evelyn's Mother
Rita Livesi ...
Gianfilippo Carcano ...
Andrea Scotti ...
Cesare Gelli ...
(as Cesare Galli)


Almost ten passengers are traveling in a bed-car on a long-trip train. Among them there are a prostitute, a pair of couples, some girls, a policeman and three violent boys. The three guys succeeded to steal the policeman's gun, taking also the control of some cars of the train. Soon humiliations, raping and murdering are perpetrated to passengers. An unexpected stop could change the situation giving to Pierre a former prisoner the chance for revenge. Written by 1felco

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10 January 1980 (Italy)  »

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Horror-Sex im Nachtexpress  »

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The uncut pre-cert UK video, on the Fletcher label, was seized by a number of police forces during the 1980's video nasty scare, although the film may have been mistaken for Last Stop on the Night Train (1975). See more »


Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

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"Now serving sleaze in the restaurant car..."
5 January 2005 | by (Hellfudge, Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

As the other comments have made clear, "Terror Express" is another entry into the "Last House on the Left" subgenre that garnered some interest in the '70s and early '80s. When juxtaposed against the unflinching violence of LHotL, "Terror Express" is a mild affair, going instead for the more marketable fixture of steamy sex scenes (which are choreographed and paced in a manner to curb all boredom). Clocking in at around 80 minutes, the film doesn't waste much time with needless details, and instead gets right down to business (so to speak) as 3 smarmy thugs take over a compartment of an express train, inciting rapes and a few violent confrontations. The violence lacks the sadistic bite of LHotL and is more action-oriented. The cast plays like a "who's who?" of Italian gore veterans, from Zora Kerowa ("Make Them Die Slowly"/"New York Ripper"), Venantino Venantini ("City of the Living Dead"), Carlo de Mejo ("City of the Living Dead"), Fausto Lombardi ("Rats: Night of Terror"), and a bunch of actors from Andrea Bianchi's "Burial Ground" (no, not the creepy dwarf).

"Terror Express" ultimately amounts to highly entertaining, lowbrow trash. It looks as if everyone involved had a blast on the project, and this enthusiasm is infectious toward the viewer. Some of its stabs at social commentary are flat (and downright laughable), but honestly, who sees an exploitation flick of this nature for the writing?

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