Tales from the Darkside: Season 2, Episode 19

The Last Car (23 Feb. 1986)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
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A young woman taking a train home for Thanksgiving learns that this will be her final ride.


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Episode cast overview:
Stacey (as Begoña Plaza)
Mary Carver ...
Mrs. Crane
Louis Guss ...
Old Man
Scooter Stevens ...
Bert Williams ...
Paul Sparer ...
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A young woman taking a train home for Thanksgiving learns that this will be her final ride.

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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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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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