A pretty university student named Stacey (Begona Plaza) waits to board a train that will take her home for Thanksgiving. However Stacey soon discovers there is something unusual and terrifying about the last car of this train.

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Stacey (as Begoña Plaza)
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Mrs. Crane
Louis Guss ...
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Scooter Stevens ...
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Bert Williams ...
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A pretty university student named Stacey (Begona Plaza) waits to board a train that will take her home for Thanksgiving. However Stacey soon discovers there is something unusual and terrifying about the last car of this train.

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23 February 1986 (USA)  »

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The corpse used for the girl at the end was the thought of late in production of the episode. The Conductor's corpse was redressed in the girl's clothes and a wig. It was going to be the actual actress but they thought it was scarier for her to become a skeleton. See more »

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Tales from the Darkside Theme
Composed by Donald Rubinstein
Written by Erica Lindsay
Co-written by Donald Rubinstein
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16 September 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

An expertly grim episode of the TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE TV show, THE LAST CAR is one of the highlights of the second season thanks to a decent script and an actual emphasis on full-blooded adult horror. It's another single location piece in which a small group of characters are trapped together on a train carriage hurtling through the countryside at night, and there's a twist in the tale which 99% of viewers will guess in the first few seconds.

Despite the predictability of the storyline, this is exemplary entertainment with the emphasis throughout on dread and foreboding; no cheesy rubber monsters here or dumb comedy, just suspense that never lets up. When it hits, that ending is as grim as you could wish for and a real delight for this horror fan.


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