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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 rock band gives their final performance on a hell bound trip into the outer reaches of horror! See more »

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Horror

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shiver See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Visto International Inc. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The first part (or in some versions, the third part) of this anthology horror film, "Case Of Harry Billings" starring Richard Moll, was edited from an unfinished, unreleased horror film, "Scream Your Head Off" (although copies of it are reported to be available). That film was written by Philip Yordan and directed by John Carr (both were also credited as the writer and director of this film). See more »

Goofs

It's an obvious toy train shown running off the train tracks at the end of the movie, followed by stock footage of an explosion and burning building. See more »

Quotes

[with lingerie suddenly replacing her doctor's uniform, Dr. Fargo approaches Harry's bed and injects Harry something that makes him twitch]
Dr. Fargo: [while suddenly fondling with him] I'm only trying to cure you... I'll protect you... No more pain. No more hurt. No dreams... Only healing in my arms. Susan would want you to feel again: human... fondling... alive... warm... waiting...
[starts mounting him on the bed]
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Edited from Cataclysm (1980) See more »

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Only A Fool
Written and Performed by Bily Kirkland
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Hot mess...looks like it was cobbled by a hopeless methamphetemine addict.
11 September 2003 | by EyeAskanceSee all my reviews

As stated in other comments, this pandemonious cinematic nose-dive is a careless tangle of three of the director's previously released masterworks in condensed form. The admixture is then kneaded into what was presumably intended to pass off as an anthology film, naturally inclusive of a ridiculous wraparound story filmed specifically to make this fish-out-of-water gel somewhat. Unfortunately, what this slapdash recipe yields is an asymmetrical, crudely doctored Frankenstein monster. Truth is, NIGHT TRAIN TO TERROR is possibly the most disorienting cinematic achievement since PSYCHED BY THE 4-D WITCH...a feat, to be sure. I've been exposed to two of these stories in their original formats...DEATH WISH CLUB and CATACLYSM, both of which are somewhat interesting B minus trash flicks. The segment featuring 70s superstud John Phillip Law, however, I have yet to track down(something called SCREAM YOUR HEAD OFF/MARILYN ALIVE AND BEHIND BARS, which looks to be a right inviting little crock-o-schlock).

Some heinous early MTV rock video styled nonsense is mashed up in the "new" portion of this palimpsest, guilty of some of the worst fashion bummers ever committed to film. NIGHT TRAIN TO TERROR is such an all-wrong royal faux-pa that to be unmoved by gleeful schadenfreude at its expense would seem next to impossible.

4/10


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