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The Sleeping Car (1990)

Jason (David Naughton) moves into an abandoned train car where he resurrects the vicious ghost of his landlady's dead husband - The Mister. After some near-fatal encounters with the violent... See full summary »

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Douglas Curtis

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Greg Collins O'Neill (as Greg O'Neill)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Naughton ... Jason McCree
Judie Aronson ... Kim
Kevin McCarthy ... Vincent Tuttle
Jeff Conaway ... Bud Sorenson
Dani Minnick ... Joanne
Ernestine Mercer Ernestine Mercer ... Mrs. Erickson
John Carl Buechler ... The Mister
Gary Brockette ... Ghost Mister (as Gary Brockett)
Steve Lundquist Steve Lundquist ... Dwight
Billy Stevenson ... Kerry (as Bill Stevenson)
Michael Scott-Bicknell Michael Scott-Bicknell ... Chuck
David Coburn ... Harris
Nicole Hansen ... Clarice
Tiffany Million ... 19-year-old Girl (as Sandra Margot)
Robert Ruth Robert Ruth ... Telephone Man
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Jason (David Naughton) moves into an abandoned train car where he resurrects the vicious ghost of his landlady's dead husband - The Mister. After some near-fatal encounters with the violent specter he seeks local exorcist Vincent Tuttle (Kevin McCarthy). Written by Anonymous

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Horror | Comedy

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Latin

Release Date:

2 February 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El tren infernal See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Slow moving, but surprisingly engaging B horror fare
2 October 2000 | by millennia-2See all my reviews

''The Sleeping Car' is by no means a good film. It's slow moving, lacks any atmosphere, and gets rather tedious at times, but it still manages to deliver the goods, or at least some of them. The production values are passable, but far from bad, and the script works to a degree, but for some reason the pieces don't fall into place as they should. The body count is only four, making it too tame to be a slasher movie (though it does hint at that, especially during the overlong climax), but too juvenile to be a psychological thriller/horror film.

The acting isn't bad, but it sure isn't all that great. It seems like the actors were booked for three or four days for filming, and just wanted to get it over with, so they didn't seem to put a lot of effort into it. No one in particular stands out, and the characters don't make the movie any more interesting. On top of that, none of the characters are very well developed, with the exception of the professor, so that does little to help the cause.

Still the movie does have several things working for it, not the least of which is some pretty impressive special effects for a movie of this caliber. Another is the creative and very gruesome death scenes, which may be the best part of this 'not quite there, but close' horror flick

6/10


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