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A college fraternaty prank goes bad and student ends up in the mental ward. Four years later, it's graduation time, and the members of the fraternity decide to have a costume party aboard a train trip to celebrate thier graduation. Unknowingly to them, a killer has slipped aboard, wacking them off one by one, disguised in the costumes of the victims.
The boys and girls of Sigma Phi. Some will live. Some will die.
Title: Terror Train
Release Date: October 03, 1980
Runtime: 97 mins
All Genres: Horror
Country: Canada, USA
IMDB Rating: 5.5
Buried.com Rating: 6.5 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With T
MPAA Rating: R
Ben Johnson ...Carne, Train Conductor
Jamie Lee Curtis ...Alana Maxwell
Hart Bochner ...Doc Manley
David Copperfield ...Ken, The Magician
Derek McKinnon ...Kenny Hampson (as Derek MacKinnon)
Sandee Currie ...Mitchy
Timothy Webber ...Mo
Anthony Sherwood ...Jackson
Howard Busgang ...Ed
Steve Michaels ...Charley the Brakeman
Greg Swanson ...Class President
Vanity ...Merry (as D.D. Winters)
Joy Boushel ...Pet
Victor Knight ...Walter the Engineer
Donald Lamoureux ...Shovels the Stoker (as Don Lamoureux)
Charles Biddle Sr. ...Donnelly the Chief Porter
Elizabeth Cholette ...Maggie the Dispatcher
Thom Haverstock ...Bill Chase (as Thomas Haverstock)
Peter Feingold ...Senior
Richard Weinstein ...Pledge #1
John Busby ...Pledge #2
Roland Nincheri ...Bus Driver
Andrea Kenyon ...Bunny Girl
Elaine Lakeman ...Nurse
Gerald Eastman ...Porter #1
Charles Biddles Jr. ...Porter #2
Nadia Rona ...Corpse
Larry Cohen ...'Crime' band member: Keyboard Vocalist
Brenda Gagnier ...'Crime' band member: Bass Guitar
Phil Albert ...'Crime' band member: Drummer
John Mills Cockell
More Movie Taglines:
- The boys and girls of Sigma Phi. Some will live. Some will die.
- All Aboard... If You Dare!
- A nightmare journey to hell...
- Don't waste money on a return fare. You won't be coming back!
- Carne, Train Conductor: Have you ever shoveled any coal?
- The observation type passenger car used in the film called the 'Denehotso' is being restored and is now located at the Arizona Railway Musuem in Chandler AZ.
The idea for Terror Train (1980) came from a dream that Daniel Grodnikhad. One weekend night after seeing the films Halloween (1978) and Silver Streak (1976), Dan woke up and said to his wife, "What do you think about putting Halloween on a train? His wife answered, "That's terrible. He jotted down "Terrible Train" on a piece of paper on his nightstand. In the morning he changed the title to TERROR TRAIN, wrote up 22 pages, and made a deal on it with Sandy Howard's company at 3 in the afternoon.
Jamie Lee Curtis shot this film back to back with the similarly themed slasher film Prom Night (1980) in late 1979. Both films were shot in Canada; Prom Night (1980) in Toronto and Terror Train (1980) in Montreal.
Shot in four weeks.
Filmed aboard actual train cars that were converted to allow space for large camera equipment for the production.
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