MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,862 this week

Terror Express (1979)
"La ragazza del vagone letto" (original title)

5.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.1/10 from 226 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 18 critic

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

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 644 titles
created 03 Apr 2011
 
a list of 167 titles
created 18 Apr 2012
 
a list of 418 titles
created 02 Sep 2012
 
a list of 77 titles
created 27 Mar 2013
 
a list of 30 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Terror Express" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Terror Express (1979)

Terror Express (1979) on IMDb 5.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Terror Express.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A pair of psychotic hoodlums and an equally demented nymphomaniac woman terrorize two young girls on a train trip from Germany to Italy.

Director: Aldo Lado
Stars: Flavio Bucci, Macha Méril, Gianfranco De Grassi
Waves of Lust (1975)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A young couple becomes embroiled with the personal problems of another couple on a yacht moored off Sicily during a turbulent weekend of fun, games, sex games, betrayal, spouse abuse, and murder.

Director: Ruggero Deodato
Stars: Al Cliver, Silvia Dionisio, John Steiner
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A Vietnam vet terrorizes a house full of nurses.

Director: Denis Héroux
Stars: Mathieu Carrière, Debra Berger, Christine Boisson
Drama | Thriller | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Sister Cristina (Florinda Bolkan) plays a nun who takes the teenage girls in her care to a remote house where they rehearse A Midsummer Night's Dream. Three thugs show up, brutally raping ... See full summary »

Director: Franco Prosperi
Stars: Florinda Bolkan, Ray Lovelock, Flavio Andreini
The Pleasure (1985)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Italy in the early 1930s. To the elderly aristocrat Gerard Villeneuve, all that is left of Leonora, the love of his life, are a number of erotic tape recordings. Leonora led a double life ... See full summary »

Director: Joe D'Amato
Stars: Andrea Guzon, Gabriele Tinti, Marco Mattioli
Knife of Ice (1972)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

As a thirteen year old, Martha Caldwell witnessed the death of her parents in a terrible railway accident. Barely surviving the tragedy herself, Martha was struck dumb due to the shock. Now... See full summary »

Director: Umberto Lenzi
Stars: Carroll Baker, Alan Scott, Ida Galli
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The Superbitch uses her body to deceive and manipulate men to get what she wants.

Director: Massimo Dallamano
Stars: Ivan Rassimov, Stephanie Beacham, Patricia Hayes
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Police investigate apparent suicide of teen girl and uncover details of a teenage prostitution racket. They go on the hunt for a motorcycle riding killer.

Director: Massimo Dallamano
Stars: Giovanna Ralli, Claudio Cassinelli, Mario Adorf
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Oliviero is a burned-out writer, living at his estate near Venice, his dead mother dominating his imagination. He is also a degenerate: sleeps with his maid and his ex-student, hosts ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Martino
Stars: Edwige Fenech, Anita Strindberg, Luigi Pistilli
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
Director: Ferdinando Baldi
Stars: Anna Maria Rizzoli, Giorgio Bracardi, Raf Luca
Joy of Flying (1977)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Director: Franz Josef Gottlieb
Stars: Corinne Brodbeck, Gianni Garko, Olivia Pascal
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Rene is a "ripou", a rotten cop who makes ends meet by accepting bribes, presents and free drinks from the people he should be putting in jail. When his partner retires, he must team up ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Zidi
Stars: Philippe Noiret, Thierry Lhermitte, Régine
Edit

Cast

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

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

10 January 1980 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Horror-Sex im Nachtexpress  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not much terror on this express...
25 September 2006 | by (Beverley Hills, England) – See all my reviews

I've got to say, I'm a big fan of these 'Last House on the Left' rip-offs, even the ones that most people seem to hate are often held in relatively high esteem by me; but one of these sorts of films that I didn't like much was Aldo Lado's 'Night Train Murders', and unfortunately it would seem that trains and The Last House on the Left don't mix, as Terror Express is another lacklustre rip-off. Something that this sort of film really needs is a resoundingly nasty lead character; and while Terror Express offers up three potential candidates, not one of them steps up and becomes this villain, leaving the lacking in the most important area. It actually gets off to a good start as three young men on a passenger train begin slightly irritating the guests on board. This leads the audience to believe that there is more in store, but unfortunately it never really gets going once the scene has been set. From there, the trio end up 'taking over' the train and use their new found power to terrorise the guests and rape the women.

It has to be said that there's a fair amount of sleaze in this film, which will be pleasing to many viewers; but there's hardly any blood. Director Ferdinando Baldi seemed to think that he could get away with replacing the blood with sex scenes, and he may have gotten away with it too; if he could film a brutal sex scene. The idea that these men have taken the train by force goes out of the window once it gets to the sex, as the people that you would expect to be powerful and forceful seem all too keen to show their women a good time, and despite one very tame 'sandwich' sequence, none of the sex is particularly interesting. Since a lot of the film is taken up by these sex scenes, this becomes a massive problem. Films like this are often lacking in style, suspense and credibility; but you know you're watching a bad one when it's boring you. As you might expect, none of the acting is up to anything; and the central three in particular stand out for being rubbish. The direction is lacking in style, and there's very little tension or suspense; making it difficult to care what is going to happen. Overall, this is a pretty crappy example of an exploitation film, and I can't recommend it.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
New Italian dvd liersvlaaitje
purchase g-clark
Discuss Terror Express (1979) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?