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Terror Train

3

One of the tastier post-Halloween slashers, Terror Train sees a group of students tricking a nerd into jumping into the sack with a corpse. Unfortunately, the gag sends him round the bend and three years later - - as so often happens in these cases - - he returns to exact bloody revenge during a post-graduation train trip. It's hugely generic stuff all the way, but done rather well by Tomorrow Never Dies director Roger Spottiswoode. With the kids stalked, strangled and slashed by our masked killer, it's naturally left to scream-queen Jamie Lee Curtis to bring the movie home with a tense, helter-skelter chase finale.

Best of all is the cinematography from Kubrick DoP John Alcott, who lenses the landscape like a snow-sprinkled twilight zone cloaked by a haunting sky. Oh, and look out for magician David Copperfield as, well, a magician.

Film Details

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  • UK Theatrical Release Date: June 1st 2004

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