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Terror Train (1980) Movie Information

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Overall Rank:

13386

Avg. Rating:

2.19/4

# of Ratings:

27

Genres:

Horror

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

10/03/1980

Director:

Roger Spottiswoode

Actors:

Ben Johnson
Jamie Lee Curtis
Hart Bochner
David Copperfield
Derek McKinnon
Timothy Webber

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

A masquerade for New Year's Eve aboard a train becomes a bloodbath when a killer decides to get revenge on six college kids over a prank gone wrong years before. -- Chris Kavan

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Kyle(The Rebel)  08/27/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
4/4 

Another hit horror film for 'scream queen' Jamie Lee Curtis. College kids are stalked by a masked maniac aboard a chartered train. Ben Johnson shines in the lead role. The killer is twisted and very scary. Great direction and cinematography.

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dukeakasmudge 09/28/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
1.5/4 

The movies been done a million times.The only difference is that this time its on a train

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Snoogans 04/16/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2/4 

An adequate 80's slasher. There are some ideas here that give it a standout from other slashers of the time, but it's still just typical.

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kcvidkid 08/29/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
1.5/4 

Looking back on her early films as "Scream Queen", it's amazing that Jamie Lee Curtis ever got a "real" career. "Halloween" excepted, of course, a second viewing of "Terror Train" so soon after the original "Prom Night" has left me highly discouraged about not only her, but also the birth of the slasher movie. It's not that they both didn't follow the formula perfectly, it's just that the past occurence that causes the "slasher's" acts of violence gets more ridiculous with each one. I'd rather have no explanation than some of the stories they came up with. And if they were a little more suspenseful, perhaps I wouldn't care.

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