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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 »

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Philip Yordan (screenplay)
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Cast

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")
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shiver See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The anthology is a compilation of three previously released full-length films: the unfinished film "Scream Your Head Off" which was later re-titled and edited into "Marilyn Alive and Behind Bars (1992)" as well as "The Dark Side to Love (1984)," and "Cataclysm (1980)." See more »

Goofs

Lighting equipment visible at the top of the screen many times throughout the movie, during the sequences of the band performing in the train car. See more »

Quotes

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Best of the Worst: Our VHS Collection (2019) See more »

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Only A Fool
Written and Performed by Bily Kirkland
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Sick, sick, sick!! ...and STUPID
4 February 2004 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

The structure and intelligence-level of this hopeless little gem is so dumb it almost becomes legendary. Here we have God and Satan themselves sitting in train, discussing whether a few bizarre characters belong in hell… or in heaven. This aspect provides the film with the most bizarre wraparound story ever used in a horror anthology. You could say it's very original and creative (and in a way, it IS) but, due to the amateurish and silly style used here, it becomes unintentionally hilarious and pathetic. But you can't really claim that the creators of Night Train haven't got a sense of humor…God is credited as ‘himself' and a guy named as Lu Cifer supposedly plays Satan. Hahahahaha… nice try!

The separate stories surely have potential! Which isn't that surprising because they're actually edited from full-length movies! Completely ignored 80's quickies like `Death wish Club' and `Cataclysm' that never received any recognition. Especially the first two short stories are enjoyable (and very gore) but the final episode more or less ruins the whole film. That last one is twice as long (or at least, it felt like it was) and it's utterly boring and uninspired. Try to look at this film as a perfect example of bad acting and – most of all – as a filthy piece of 80's trash! The make-up and shlock effects are truly nasty and gruesome (we see people getting slashed their heads off and sliced apart with a bone saw) and the creature-effects (like the beetle in `Death Wish Club) give a whole new meaning to the word `cheese-fest'. Very fun…without any other values what so ever.


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