Terror Train (1980)
Average Rating: 4.8/10
Reviews Counted: 11
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 7
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Critic Reviews: 2
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 1
Average Rating: 2.9/5
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Riding the coattails of the resurgent boom in horror films after the success of Halloween, Terror Train features teeth-chattering direction by Roger Spottiswoode and pristine cinematography from John Alcott. The story is the basic slasher film premise, remounted on a moving train. A college fraternity decides to hold a New Year's Eve party on a train. But an uninvited guest, a disturbed ex-fraternity member, decides to take revenge on the partying students by killing them off one by one in
Jan 1, 1980 Wide
Sep 7, 2004
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Really darn great by slasher standards, and even kind of pretty good by the standards of decent, functional, God-fearing modes of cinema.
A run-of-the-mill slasher film whose central gimmick is setting its action on a train.
Just a little more skillfully done than many of its contemporaries, and whatever esteem I have for it is largely nostalgic, but at least it tries to be different.
Sends you a chill down the spine that won't subside until those final few minutes...see it before the upcoming remake
Just another slasher picture.
Audience Reviews for Terror Train
- Alana: Jesus, I don't know who it is anymore!
- Alana: Kenny, you're better than him.
- Kenny Hampson: Kiss me, Alana.
- Doc Manley: Now I promised these dorks I was gonna come up with something truly special.
- Alana: Yeah, really special. Put a kid in the hospital. Oh, I'm sorry. Did I ruin your punch line?
- Mitchy: Well, uh, you know what they say? Cold hands, warm heart.
- Carne: (tells a conductor) Give me the axe. (Turns and looks to the young teen; who's trying to play hero) Before you go, you take a look at the bodies of some of your friends. Is it worth that, son? Well, is it worth it?
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