Ben Johnson as Carne, Train Conductor
Jamie Lee Curtis as Alana Maxwell
Hart Bochner as Doc Manley
What can I say about Terror Train? This is the movie that started me down the path of Horror Movie Freak, that’s all. This was the first horror movie that I ever saw, and it made quite an impact. I screamed…I squirmed…and I had nightmares. Now, in the grand scheme of things, Terror Train is not the best movie ever made, but it will always be one of my absolute favorites. As part of the “Jamie Lee Curtis Collection”, this one helped to secure Ms. Jamie Lee’s stature as the Scream Queen. And yes, she does scream…a lot.
This movie revolves around a graduation celebration held on a moving train…so there’s no escape when a psycho comes aboard to exact revenge on those who were mean to him years ago. Because this is a costume-themed party the killer can remain undetected for quite some time. He kills his first before the train leaves the station and steals his victim’s costume – and throws the victim himself on the train tracks…when the train takes off it runs over this first victim’s head – GROSS! Kind of like a melon popping.