Night Train to Terror

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Night Train to Terror
Directed by John Carr
Phillip Marshak
Tom McGowan
Jay Schlossberg-Cohen
Gregg C. Tallas
Produced by William F. Messerli
Gene Ruggiero
Jay Schlossberg-Cohen
Written by Philip Yordan
Starring John Phillip Law
Cameron Mitchell
Richard Moll
Marc Lawrence
Distributed by Visto International Inc.
Release date(s)
  • 1985 (1985) (United States)
Running time 98 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Night Train to Terror is an independent horror film directed by John Carr, Phillip Marshak, Tom McGowan, Jay Schlossberg-Cohen, Gregg C. Tallas, and written by Academy Award winner Phillip Yordan that was released in 1985 and has since become an infamous cult classic of grade-Z movie fare.


God and Satan are on board a train and discuss the fate of three individuals. In the first story, "The Case of Harry Billings", a man is kidnapped and taken to an insane asylum where he is put under hypnosis and lures victims to be tortured and murdered as part of an organ-harvesting operation. The second story, "The Case of Gretta Connors", entails two young lovers who become involved in a sinister cult of people fascinated with death. The final story "The Case of Claire Hansen" involves an apprentice to the Devil who is out to destroy mankind and a group of immortals who are out to stop him.


Night Train to Terror is actually pieced together from three other films:

Cataclysm (1980)
Death Wish Club (1983)
Scream Your Head Off (unfinished)

Footage from this film was also later edited into Marilyn Alive and Behind Bars (1992).

In the end credits, Satan is credited as being played by "Lu Sifer" and God by "Himself".


The film was given a limited release theatrically by Visto International Inc. in 1985.[1] The film received poor reviews and less than spectacular box office attraction.

The film was given its first official Bluray and DVD release in October 2013 by Vinegar Syndrome. Extras for the film include the full-length version of Greta (aka Death Wish Club), an interview with producer/director Jay Schlossberg-Cohen, an interview with assistant editor Wayne Schmidt, and a commentary track by The Hysteria Continues.[2]

The film is often compared to the likes of Plan 9 From Outer Space due to its bad dialogue, poor editing, and numerous continuity errors.


  1. ^ "Company Credits for Night Train to Terror". Retrieved 2011-04-17. 
  2. ^ "NIGHT TRAIN TO TERROR [BD/DVD COMBO]". Retrieved 2013-11-09. 

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