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Night Train to Terror (1985)

R | | Horror | May 1985 (USA)
God and Satan are on a train discussing the fate of three individuals. The stories of the people in question are told in a trio of very strange vignettes. One involves an insane asylums ... See full summary »


Philip Yordan (screenplay)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbara Wyler Barbara Wyler ... Woman at Window (segment "The Night Train")
Jamie Scoggin Jamie Scoggin ... Man at Window (segment "The Night Train")
Stacey Lyons Stacey Lyons ... Dancer (segment "The Night Train")
Linda Maderas Linda Maderas ... Dancer (segment "The Night Train")
Melanie Montilla Melanie Montilla ... Dancer (segment "The Night Train")
Chantel Morogeus Chantel Morogeus ... Dancer (segment "The Night Train")
Byron Yordan Byron Yordan ... Rock Singer / Breakdancer (segment "The Night Train")
Richard Sanford Richard Sanford ... Bass (segment "The Night Train")
Lori Bell Lori Bell ... Drums (segment "The Night Train")
Marlie Clark Marlie Clark ... Guitar (segment "The Night Train")
Rick Arbuckle Rick Arbuckle ... Sax (segment "The Night Train")
Angela Nicoletti Angela Nicoletti ... Singing Girl (segment "The Night Train")
Dina Lee Russo Dina Lee Russo ... Singing Girl (segment "The Night Train")
Earl Washington Earl Washington ... Night Porter (segment "The Night Train")
Gabriel Whitehouse ... Conductor (segment "The Night Train")


God and Satan are on a train discussing the fate of three individuals. The stories of the people in question are told in a trio of very strange vignettes. One involves an insane asylums with some very interesting treatment plans. Another involves a 'death club'. The final story shows us the adventures of a server of Satan. This is a strange movie. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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A one-way ticket to Hell...and beyond. See more »




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Some guy: Like, I really wish our bus hadn't broken down, ya know?
Dancer: No way! I think this train is coooool!
Rock singer: From the top!
[then the band starts playing again]
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Crazy Credits

Satan is played by "Lu Cifer" and God by "Himself". See more »

Alternate Versions

The old UK video version suffered 4 minutes 17 secs of heavy cuts which removed shots of a topless woman tied to a table, a graphic decapitation scene, shots of dismembered bodies and closeups of human organs during the operation scene. See more »


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I'd Have To Be Crazy
Music and Lyrics by Charlene Brown
Arrangement by Robert O'Connor
Vocals by Joe Turano
Additional vocals by Terry Wood and Beth Anderson
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Talk about stimuli!
22 October 2003 | by one4now4See all my reviews

This is a grab bag of a movie, with all sorts of things to offer as long as you don't expect to see a conventional film in any way, shape, or form. It has gore, nudity, bondage, humor, stupid stuff, smart stuff, and everything in between, AND MORE! I had to cut loose with this one, it's so much weird fun. I have to wonder what it would be like to watch this one on any kind of drugs. What we have is a train carrying a kitschy 1980s new wave band doing some hilariously dated vintage-MTV-style routines. Also on board are God and "Mr. Satan", who are engaged in competition for souls of some other people supposedly on the same train. (Of note also is the small role of the conductor, who has some cool, darkly humorous dialogue.) We get to see the cases of the people whose souls for which God and Satan are vying for, which, in actuality, are three different movies (the unfinished movie "Scream Your Head Off", "Death Wish Club", and "Cataclysm") cut down to size for your warped, brain-numbing enjoyment. Two of these entries feature Charles (a.k.a. Richard, or "Bull" from "Night Court") Moll! My favorite of all the stories is definitely the one that was culled from "Scream Your Head Off", which would've been a cool movie if they would have been able to complete it. What a shame! I swear Richard Moll makes for one memorable psycho in that one. Another thing I love is what God has to say about rock n' roll music! I tell you, if God were this cool, I'd be in church everyday! I dig this whole paste-up movie, as you can tell. It's this wild overload of stimuli, like they were just taking everything weird and off-the-wall they could think of and tossing it into one big, freaky mixing bowl. I admit the "Cataclysm" entry is more sluggish, but it's interesting in a lot of its own ways. (I love the on-air speech Moll gives: "What I'm about to say will cause you pain...") I am glad I was able to find this forgotten extravaganza of stylishly bad cinema for only two dollars, because it is loads of wacky fun.

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