Amazing Stories: Season 1, Episode 1

Ghost Train (29 Sep. 1985)

TV Episode  |  PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
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Opa Globe is convinced it is his destiny to board a train he inadvertently caused to crash 75 years ago, and tells his nine-year old grandson the old Highball Express will careen through ... See full summary »

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Opa Globe is convinced it is his destiny to board a train he inadvertently caused to crash 75 years ago, and tells his nine-year old grandson the old Highball Express will careen through their house. Written by myrthuen@hotmail.com

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Weird but nonsensical
23 June 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Grandpa is convinced that his destiny is with some train that wrecked decades ago. In the end, the train comes for him--with ridiculous results.

This premier episode of "Amazing Stories" seems to encapsulate what was wrong with this Steven Spielberg-produced show. While the series had excellent production values and some wild special effects, the quality of the writing seemed irrelevant. A few of the shows were amazingly good but too many had one-dimensional, almost cartoonish, characters. And, too often there was an emphasis on glitz as opposed to substance. Such is "Ghost Train"--a show with some eye-popping visuals but a story that really makes no sense at all and lacks depth.


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