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Train (2008)

In Europe, a group of American college athletes unknowingly board a train that will become one deadly ride.

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Gideon Raff
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thora Birch ... Alex
Gideon Emery ... Willy
Kavan Reece ... Sheldon
Derek Magyar ... Todd
Gloria Votsis ... Claire
Todd Jensen ... Coach Harris
Vladimir Vladimirov Vladimir Vladimirov ... Vlad
Koyna Ruseva Koyna Ruseva ... Dr. Velislava
Valentin Ganev ... Conductor Vasyl
Ivan Barnev ... Gregor
Nikolay Mutafchiev ... Vasily
Miroslav Emilov Miroslav Emilov ... Ishtav
Aleksandra Vasileva Aleksandra Vasileva ... Drunk Blonde
Lina Zlateva Lina Zlateva ... Brunette
Matthew Tibbs Matthew Tibbs ... Backpacker
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In Europe, a group of American college athletes unknowingly board a train that will become one deadly ride.

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You're in For One Hell of a Ride See more »

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Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong grisly bloody violence, disturbing images, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 2009 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Terror Train See more »

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Millennium Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Originally conceived as a remake of Terror Train (1980) to be written by Ryan Eslinger. The script eventually morphed into its own story. See more »

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In the final scene in the gym, the US flag can be seen hanging vertically on the wall backwards. Even when the US flag is hung vertically, the stars should be on the upper left. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[the wrestling match begins with Coach Harris cheering on his player Todd]
Coach Harris: All right, Todd! Let's go, let's go! All right. Keep it up! Keep it up! Yes! Nice! Nice! Control, Todd, control.
Todd: [Todd gets pinned down and mumbles] Damn it!
Coach Harris: Stay focused! It's fine. Stay focused. Come on.
Coach Harris: [Todd returns with pinning down his opponent within seconds] Yes!
[the crowd cheers and boos when the scene cuts to the next wrestler Alex]
Todd: How's she doing?
Sheldon: Sex and violence. That's what it's all about.
Alex: [...]
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Remake of Terror Train (1980) See more »

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Continued On
Written by Ben Kopec
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Hostel meets Touristas
17 December 2009 | by doctorgonzo23See all my reviews

Not exactly sure what I was expecting with this one. I figured, hey, Thora Birch is in this, it can't be ALL bad. A bunch of American kids traveling around in a train getting terrorized in some fashion... sounds watchable. Unfortunately, I was not satisfied.

If my comment title hasn't tipped you off yet, you're in for an hour and a half of equal parts torture porn and survival horror. There's nothing new here and no worth while twists to raise this movie above (or even up to the level of) many similar genre pictures. It seems to meas if all the horror directors have tired of setting their pictures in the rural south, invariably populated with crazed backwoods cannibals and have instead focused on semi-fictional demonic visions of Eastern Europe populated by depraved butchers for hire. The acting is flat and the characters are so unlikeable (not to mention the lack of definition or development) you just can't muster any emotional ties. You won't even find yourself rooting for the bad guy here... you just won't care.

There is one facet of the movie that does seem to shine though. Love it or hate it, the gore in this film is so over the top and just down right rotten and visceral that it will produce a response. The camera does not flinch away... ever. I guess we're all just too complacent as horror fans these days. Gore like this used to be able to carry a film on the merits of the blood spilled alone, as the super bloody extreme cinema was relatively rare, often found only in hard core Asian productions. Now, every movie you watch seems to be teeming with so much of it that we as fans are beginning to demand more than just a slasher guts fest.

There are so many cool horror movies out there that invest their time and effort in delivering more in terms of originality. Unless you're curious, I would seek out something with more depth.


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