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* 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.


* CastTheExpert: Ken the Magician is played RealLife StageMagician Creator/DavidCopperfield.

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* CastTheExpert: Ken the Magician is played RealLife StageMagician Creator/DavidCopperfield.

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* TaeKwonDoor: Alana kicks the door of the conductor's cage into the face of the killer when she escapes from the crew car.

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* SleepingDummy: Alana fools the killer by leaving a blow-up doll under a blanket in the compartment where she is supposed to be resting.

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* CreepyCrossdresser: [[spoiler:The killer Kenny has come on board the train disguised as the Magician's LovelyAssistant.]]

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* AlliterativeTitle: '''T'''error '''T'''rain

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* ShovelStrike: During the climax, [[spoiler:the conductor hits Kenny twice a shovel, knocking him out of the car, ehere he falls off a bridge and into the frozen river]].

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* ExtremelyShortTimespan: Barring the prologue, the action takes place over a single night.

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* GivingThemTheStrip: When the killer grabs Doc's ankle, Doc crawls away leaving his boot in the killer's grip.


* CryingWolf: Due to the frat’s reputation for pranks, this happens twice: first when [[spoiler:Ed looks for help after being skewered with a magician’s sword and is brushed off as yet another prank; and second when Doc carries a dying Mo while screaming for help, and nobody believes him due to his reputation.]]
* DeadHatShot: Shovels’ death is indicated by his bloody hat.

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* CryingWolf: Due to the frat’s frat's reputation for pranks, this happens twice: first when [[spoiler:Ed looks for help after being skewered with a magician’s magician's sword and is brushed off as yet another prank; and second when Doc carries a dying Mo while screaming for help, and nobody believes him due to his reputation.]]
* DeadHatShot: Shovels’ Shovels' death is indicated by his bloody hat.



* KilledOffscreen: Two of the train’s crewmen, one of whom was Shovels since Carne mentions “He must have got ‘em both”.

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* KilledOffscreen: Two of the train’s train's crewmen, one of whom was Shovels since Carne mentions “He "He must have got ‘em both”.'em both".



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[[caption-width-right:300: By the end of the line, several people will have [[DeadlyEuphemism their tickets punched]].]]


* AbsurdlySharpBlade: The killer uses a piece of glass to decapitate [[spoiler:Doc]].



* DeadHatShot: Shovels’ death is indicated by his bloody hat.



* DirtyCoward: [[spoiler:Doc]] locks Alana out of a train compartment to save himself. It backfires when [[spoiler:it turns out that the killer is in the compartment, and decapitates him]].



* DirtyCoward: [[spoiler:Doc]] locks Alana out of a train compartment to save himself. It backfires when [[spoiler:it turns out that the killer is in the compartment, and decapitates him]].


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* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:The Magician]] was stabbed several times inside his sword box.


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* KilledOffscreen: Two of the train’s crewmen, one of whom was Shovels since Carne mentions “He must have got ‘em both”.

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* DirtyCoward: [[spoiler:Doc]] locks Alana out of a train compartment to save himself. It backfires when [[spoiler:it turns out that the killer is in the compartment, and decapitates him]].


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* PeekABooCorpse: How this entire plot started, when Kenny is tricked into bed with a corpse under the sheets.


* CoversAlwaysLie: Out of the five costumes shown in the [[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.

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* CoversAlwaysLie: CoversAlwaysLie:
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Out of the five costumes shown in the [[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.them.
** Most posters show the Groucho Marx costume. In the film proper, this costume is only used when the killer boards the train and is ditched by the time the film reaches the 25-minute mark.


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* ShooOutTheClowns: ClassClown Ed is the first victim, notably since he doesn't even make it onto the train.


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* ThrillerOnTheExpress: The film's premise, as the killer attacks partygoers on a train.

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