History Film / TerrorTrain

10th Jun '16 10:54:54 AM Mdumas43073
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* CoversAlwaysLie: Out of the five costumes in the german poster above, the killer wears only three of them.

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* CoversAlwaysLie: Out of the five costumes shown in the german poster above, [[http://horror.about.com/od/horrorthemelists/ig/Foreign-Horror-Movie-Posters/TerrorTrain_german.htm German poster]] for the film, the killer wears only three of them.
10th Jun '16 10:52:20 AM Mdumas43073
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Would you like to board a train which celebrates New Year's Eve all through the night while it is reaching its destination? It has plenty of cool costumes, food, mind-altering substances and loose women! You could say it is the very definition of CoolTrain!

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Would you like to board a train which celebrates [[NewYearHasCome New Year's Eve Eve]] all through the night while it is reaching its destination? It has plenty of cool costumes, food, mind-altering substances and loose women! You could say it is the very definition of CoolTrain!
6th Jun '16 9:21:51 AM MovieFan2000
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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: The killer's reason for killing is him wanting revenge on the boys who organized a cruel prank who lead him in a psychiatric hospital cause the great shock.
2nd Nov '14 9:04:37 AM erforce
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* OffscreenTeleportation: The magician does it at one point as a part of his act.

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* OffscreenTeleportation: The magician does it at one point [[ImpossiblyAwesomeMagicTrick as a part of his act.act]], which has him disappearing from under a sheet and appearing behind his audience.
* PickACard: Carne does this trick with a co-worker of his, and he states that he uses magic trick to break the ice with customers at his other job as RV-salesman.
2nd Nov '14 9:01:37 AM erforce
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[[caption-width-right:224:German poster.]]

Hey you!

Yeah, you! Would you like to board a train which celebrates New Year's Eve all through the night while it is reaching it's destination? It has plenty of cool costumes, food, mind-altering substances and loose women! You could say it is the very definition of CoolTrain!

Not interested, eh? You might interested in the fact that it also has David Copperfield performing magic acts.

Now that you're onboard, you should also know that there's also a disgruntled killer, who was a victim of a nasty prank couple of years ago, among the guests. Have fun!

And that's how the plot goes for this 1980 SlasherMovie directed by Roger Spottiswoode[[note]]who also did ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'' and ''Film/The6thDay''[[/note]] and starring JamieLeeCurtis, Ben Johnson and the aforementioned David Copperfield.

A remake was in development, but it eventually [[DivorcedInstallment evolved]] into the ''{{Hostel}}''-esque ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1015474/ Train]]'' (which retains the ''Terror Train'' title in Japan).

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[[caption-width-right:224:German poster.]]

Hey you!

Yeah, you!

Would you like to board a train which celebrates New Year's Eve all through the night while it is reaching it's its destination? It has plenty of cool costumes, food, mind-altering substances and loose women! You could say it is the very definition of CoolTrain!

Not interested, eh? You might interested in the fact that it also has David Copperfield performing [[StageMagician magic acts.

acts]].

Now that you're onboard, you should also know that there's also [[ThrillerOnTheExpress a disgruntled killer, who was a victim of a nasty prank couple of three years ago, ago among the guests.guests]]. Have fun!

And that's how the plot goes for this 1980 SlasherMovie directed by Roger Spottiswoode[[note]]who Spottiswoode[[note]](who also did ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'' and ''Film/The6thDay''[[/note]] ''Film/The6thDay'')[[/note]] and starring JamieLeeCurtis, Creator/JamieLeeCurtis, Ben Johnson and the aforementioned David Copperfield.

A remake was in development, but it eventually [[DivorcedInstallment evolved]] into the ''{{Hostel}}''-esque ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1015474/ Train]]'' (which retains the ''Terror Train'' title in Japan).
Copperfield.



* AxeBeforeEntering: And quite literally too.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Alana, so much. She's just as involved in the prank as everyone else, but is presented as morally superior to the rest despite the fact that she acts in stupid and, often, hypocritical ways.
* CassandraTruth: [[spoiler: When Doc finds Mo dead, nobody believes him due to his practical joker nature.]]
* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler:Stage magician's assistant]].
* ClosedCircle: The train.
* CoversAlwaysLie: Out of the 5 costumes in the german poster above, the killer wears only three of them.
* DeadlyPrank: The PrankDate involving [[spoiler: setting up the future killer for sex... with a dismembered corpse]].
* DeathByMocking: All the college kids
* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler: The killer is struck from the train with a shovel and drops into the icy river below]].

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* AssholeVictim: Out of the killer's targets, Doc is worst since he insists on pulling pranks which leave others hurt. His case isn't helped when he locks out Alana from his cabin when he thinks that the killer is near.
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AxeBeforeEntering: And quite literally too.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Alana, so much. She's just as involved in the prank as everyone else, but is presented as morally superior to the rest despite the fact that she acts in stupid and, often, hypocritical ways.
ways.
* CassandraTruth: [[spoiler: When Doc finds Mo dead, nobody believes him [[spoiler:Mo dead]], he starts screaming for help, but is ignored due to his practical joker nature.]]
nature.
* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler:Stage magician's assistant]].
female assistant isn't much in focus, because she really is [[VillainousCrossdresser Kenny Hampson in disguise]]]].
* ClosedCircle: The train.
train. And since it's winter, its passengers cannot just leave it and walk to safety.
* CoversAlwaysLie: Out of the 5 five costumes in the german poster above, the killer wears only three of them.
* DeadlyPrank: The PrankDate involving [[spoiler: setting in the opening, which sets up the future killer for sex... with a dismembered corpse]].
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corpse.
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DeathByMocking: All the college kids
* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler: The killer is struck from the train with [[ShovelStrike a shovel shovel]], and he drops into the icy river below]].



* FinalGirl: [[spoiler: Alana.]]
* FlashbackEcho: The killer is done in when Alana triggers a flashback in his mind to the traumatic prank, making disoriented enough to be defeated.

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* FinalGirl: [[spoiler: Alana.]]
Kenny leaves Alana for last, since it was she who lured him into the bed with corpse.
* FlashbackEcho: The killer is done in when Alana triggers a flashback in his mind to the traumatic prank, making him disoriented enough to be defeated.



* HolyBacklight: Used in the magician's card act.
* HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday
* {{Jerkass}}: Everyone involved in the prank counts, including [[spoiler: [[FinalGirl Alana]].]]
* JerkAssVictim: [[spoiler: How many didn't feel regret when Doc was killed?]]
* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler: How Doc is killed]]
* OffscreenTeleportation: The magician does it at one point.
* RedHerring: [[spoiler:The Magician is one, since he is clearly interested Alana and later Doc remembers that Kenny was into magic]].
* ShamingTheMob: When the agitated partiers think [[spoiler:that the magician is behind the killings]] and are preparing for an attack, Carne talks them down.
* ShovelStrike: The killer falls from the train after a well-placed hit from a shovel.
* StageMagician: Did we mention David Copperfield?
* ThrillerOnTheExpress
* VillainousCrossdresser: [[spoiler: The killer, when he is working as the magician's assistant]].

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* HolyBacklight: Used HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday: One new year is ruined by setting up a guy in bed with a corpse, the magician's card act.
* HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday
other by having the said guy returning for revenge.
* {{Jerkass}}: Everyone involved in the prank counts, including [[spoiler: [[FinalGirl Alana]].]]
* JerkAssVictim: [[spoiler: How many didn't feel regret when Doc was killed?]]
Alana]].
* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler: How Doc The killer attacks [[spoiler:Doc]] from behind, and his severed head is killed]]
discovered later when his cabin is searched.
* OffscreenTeleportation: The magician does it at one point.
point as a part of his act.
* PirateGirl: Alana boards the train dressed as a pirate.
* RedHerring: [[spoiler:The Magician is one, since he is clearly interested in Alana and later Doc remembers that Kenny was into magic]].
* ShamingTheMob: When the agitated partiers think [[spoiler:that the magician is behind the killings]] and are preparing for an attack, going to rush his cabin, Carne talks them down.
* ShovelStrike: The SlashedThroat: Doc's girlfriend Mitchy thinks that she is going to have good time with Jack, but learns too late that the killer falls from the train after a well-placed hit from a shovel.
* StageMagician: Did we mention David Copperfield?
* ThrillerOnTheExpress
* VillainousCrossdresser: [[spoiler: The killer, when he
is working disguised as the magician's assistant]].him. She is later discovered with her throat slit, much to her friend Alana's horror.
17th Sep '14 1:24:30 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler:ChekhovsGunman]]: [[spoiler:Stage magician's assistant]].

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* [[spoiler:ChekhovsGunman]]: ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler:Stage magician's assistant]].



* [[spoiler: FinalGirl: Alana.]]

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* FinalGirl: [[spoiler: FinalGirl: Alana.]]



* [[spoiler: JerkAssVictim: How many didn't feel regret when Doc was killed?]]
* [[spoiler: OffWithHisHead: How Doc is killed]]

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* [[spoiler: JerkAssVictim: [[spoiler: How many didn't feel regret when Doc was killed?]]
* [[spoiler: OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler: How Doc is killed]]



* [[spoiler:VillainousCrossdresser]]: [[spoiler: The killer, when he is working as the magician's assistant]].

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* [[spoiler:VillainousCrossdresser]]: VillainousCrossdresser: [[spoiler: The killer, when he is working as the magician's assistant]].
30th Oct '13 9:04:22 AM erforce
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!!''Terror Train'' will be stopping in::

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!!''Terror Train'' will be stopping in::
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* FlashbackEcho: How the killer is done in.

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* FlashbackEcho: How the The killer is done in.in when Alana triggers a flashback in his mind to the traumatic prank, making disoriented enough to be defeated.



* RedHerring: [[spoiler:The Magician]].

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* RedHerring: [[spoiler:The Magician]].Magician is one, since he is clearly interested Alana and later Doc remembers that Kenny was into magic]].
4th Oct '13 10:31:55 PM erforce
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* EveryoneIsASuspect

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* EveryoneIsASuspectEveryoneIsASuspect: Because the killer keeps changing costumes, anyone could be him.



* StageMagician: Did we mention David Copperfield? [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment I'm sure we did]].

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* StageMagician: Did we mention David Copperfield? [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment I'm sure we did]].
4th Oct '13 8:05:16 PM FuzzyBoots
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* [[spoiler:VillainousCrossdresser]]: [[spoiler: The killer, when he is working as the magician's assistant.

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* [[spoiler:VillainousCrossdresser]]: [[spoiler: The killer, when he is working as the magician's assistant.assistant]].
3rd Aug '13 1:05:24 AM erforce
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* AnAxeToGrind



* ClosedCircle

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* ClosedCircleClosedCircle: The train.



* {{Fanservice}}
** {{Averted}}. Little to no nudity is present in the film.



* {{Jerkass}}: Doc.
** Everyone involved in the prank counts, including [[spoiler: [[FinalGirl Alana]].]]

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* {{Jerkass}}: Doc.
**
Everyone involved in the prank counts, including [[spoiler: [[FinalGirl Alana]].]]



* MasqueradeBall
* NewYearHasCome
* NotQuiteDead



* OnceIsNotEnough
* PeekABooCorpse



* RevengeByProxy
** {{Averted}}. Everyone the killer targets was directly involved in the prank.



* ShovelStrike

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* ShovelStrikeShovelStrike: The killer falls from the train after a well-placed hit from a shovel.



* [[StuffedInAFridge Stuffed In A Trunk]]: [[spoiler: David Copperfield, again]].



* [[spoiler:VillainousCrossdresser]]

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* [[spoiler:VillainousCrossdresser]][[spoiler:VillainousCrossdresser]]: [[spoiler: The killer, when he is working as the magician's assistant.
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