Terror Train details
|Starring:||Jamie Lee Curtis, Hart Bochner, David Copperfield, Ben Johnson|
|Run time:||1 hour 33 minutes|
|Rental release:||Limited availability|
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Poor old Jamie Lee!By a customer from Yorkshire , 18 Aug 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]After Halloween, Jamie Lee Curtis was obviously typecast in this kind of horror movie, and most of them weren't a patch on John Carpenter's classic.
This is the cliched story of the geek tormented to death who comes back for revenge on his classmates... but it's definitely no Carrie! Not even Friday The 13th!
It's not scary, horrific... or even interesting. And what the heck is David Copperfield doing in it? The director went on to work on a James Bond film - lucky guy. After this, he shouldn't ever have found work again.
Don't bother! Go watch Halloween again.
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80's slasher fans onlyBy MikeTom (3 reviews) , 21 Jul 2013Very much one of the 80's slashers, of which there were may after the phenomenal success of Halloween. They varied in quality but have a very committed fanbase but anyone new to the films from that era should always be warned not to expect much in the way of budgets, acting etc. This is one of the better examples, together with Friday 13th and My Bloody Valentine. They got worse as time went on so if this wasn't your thing, i would avoid the era.
awfulBy Raceinvader (17 reviews) from Roath , 02 Oct 2009terrible slasher, which is boring, tedious and should not be 18, couldn't understand why it was, the gore and violence was nothing to write home about.
Dated and disappointingBy a customer from London , 11 Jul 2008Based on professional reviews I was expecting far more of this. The production values are high but overall the narrative action is too slow and laboured. The acting is unsure and basically poor in places despite the presence of high profile actors such as Jamie Lee Curtis and veteran Ben Johnson - the latter delivers his lines as if reading them from cue cards. This isn't so much 'Terror Train' as 'Tedious Train'.
perfectBy a customer from Aylesbury, England , 06 Oct 2006This is a great 80s horror film. I watched it by myself and loved it.
Terror Train - Argh!!By wikkidsmyle (438 reviews) from Newmarket , 04 Sep 2006Crikey! The film really is a child of its time (1980) and about as terrifying as a BR Ham Sandwich of about the same era. Jamie Lee Curtis gets a lot of exercise running up and down the train screaming and the 'psycho' responsible for all the 'gory' murders could not have been more obvious if he had gone around with 'PSYCHO' tattooed across his forehead. Still, as ropey hokey 'horror' films go, it was entertaining. You have to see it for the 'intense' acting from the conductor and David Copperfield's turn as, er... 'The Magician'.