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Terror Train 2

Terror Train came screeching back onto the tracks at Halloween for director Philippe Gagnon's fresh iteration of the 1980's cult classic slasher on Tubi, and Collider is here to call all aboard for another terrifying journey that the passengers will never forget. Barely a blink has passed for us since Alana, played by Robyn Alomar, narrowly escaped the wrathful repercussions of a prank gone wrong, but for the survivors of the remake, it's been over a year since multiple college seniors were slain in a diabolical quest for revenge. This means that while Alana might've survived the harrowing events of the titular train, all bets are off for her second railway excursion. Joining her again for this blood-spattered party is Tim Rozon as the Magician, perceived as a suspect in the original due to his foreboding nature until the real killer's guilt cemented his innocence.

Terror Train 2

After bringing back the cult classic 1980s slasher Terror Train with a remake for Halloween, Tubi is wasting no time getting the train rolling again with a sequel. In a massive surprise for fans of the film, Terror Train 2 will close out the year with a new storyline following the survivors who made it off the titular train. It's already set to release exclusively on Tubi on December 31 in an homage to the original film's setting during a New Year's Eve party.

The Tubi original sequel will mark the return of Robyn Alomar as Alana and Tim Rozon as the Magician after they survived their first ride aboard the titular Terror Train. Taking place over a year after the gruesome murders of the original film, this next outing will see the survivors coaxed back onto the train for a redemption ride on New Year's Eve. Waiting for them on the train, however, is a new evil that will once again see them fight to survive the ride to its end. It's a deviation from the Jamie Lee Curtis-led original which was merely a one-off teen horror flick.

The video continues to follow the remaining survivors a year after the events of the first film. As they return to the place of their nightmares, they must face another evil in order to survive the titular train.

Terror Train is a 1980 slasher film[6] directed by Roger Spottiswoode in his directorial debut and starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Ben Johnson, and Hart Bochner. Set aboard a moving train on New Year's Eve, the film follows a group of pre-medical school students holding a costume party who are targeted by a killer who steals their costumes after murdering some students to avoid being caught. It features supporting performances from Sandee Currie, Anthony Sherwood, and David Copperfield.

The concept for the film was based on an idea by executive producer Daniel Grodnik, who sought to "make Halloween on a train". A full-length script for the film was composed by T. Y. Drake, and production was initiated within four months. The film was shot in Montreal between late November and late December 1979, shortly after Curtis had completed filming for Prom Night (1980).

Three years later, the members of the same fraternities and sororities hold a New Year's Eve costume party aboard a train. Class clown Ed is disguised as Groucho Marx; Prank ringleader Doc Manley is disguised as a monk; Jackson is disguised as an alien lizard; Mitchy, Doc's girlfriend and Alana's best friend, is disguised as a witch; and Alana's boyfriend Mo is disguised as a bird. Also along are Carne, the train conductor, and a magician hired to entertain the crowd.

Ed is murdered prior to boarding and the killer dons Ed's Groucho Marx mask, allowing him to board the train unnoticed. Ed's corpse is then crushed by the train when it takes off. As the train journeys into the wilderness, the killer wanders amongst the students, who believe him to be Ed. In the sleeper bathroom, he murders Jackson by smashing his head into a mirror. Carne finds Jackson's bloodied body in the bathroom, still wearing the lizard costume. When Carne returns to the scene with the brakeman Charlie, the killer has hidden Jackson's body and is now posing in the lizard costume; as he appears conscious, Charlie assures Carne that the partygoer is merely drunk.

Mitchy goes with the killer, whom she believes to be Jackson, to a compartment where she attempts to seduce him. As she closes her eyes, he caresses her with Jackson's severed hand before he slashes her throat. Carne subsequently finds her corpse in the compartment. Alana stumbles upon the scene, and Carne informs her that Mitchy is dead. During a magic show held by the magician and his female assistant, Doc finds Mo dead, though the partying onlookers assume the scene to be a prank. Carne and Charlie stop the train, and find a bloody hat. It belongs to Shovels, a worker. Carne realizes that Shovels and another crew member are dead. Carne and Charlie then sequester the students in one car; while doing so, two pullman porters find the corpse of Pet, another student.

Alana is sequestered in a locked compartment for her safety, which the masked killer infiltrates, killing the chief porter with one of the magician's prop swords before arming himself with an axe. Alana is pursued through the train. While in-between cars, she manages to push the killer overboard, unaware that he has managed to hold on below. Later, after finding the magician's dead body in his sword box, Alana runs through the train car and finds Charlie in the baggage car seated with his head resting in his hands. She tells him the magician is dead, and lays her head on the table, when he grabs her by her wrists. Alana realizes it is Kenny, who is indeed the killer, dressed in Charlie's uniform. Kenny removes the uniform cap to reveal a blonde wig, and Alana realizes he has been posing in drag as the magician's female assistant.

Alana apologizes to Kenny about the prank, but he refuses to accept her apology about the prank and forces her to kiss him. However, the kiss causes Kenny to relive his memories from the prank and suffer a mental breakdown, unwittingly leaving himself vulnerable to an arriving Carne, who beats Kenny with a shovel, causing him to fall out the open door of the baggage car to his death. His body lands in a nearly frozen river and floats away as the train roars off.

Producer Daniel Grodnik had the idea for the film's central narrative, which he had wanted to be "like Halloween on a train".[8] Grodnik had been a friend of Halloween director John Carpenter and producer Debra Hill, both of whom gave him their blessing when he told them of his idea.[8] Grodnik pitched the film to American producer Sandy Howard, who was impressed by the concept.[8]

Producer Grodnik sought Jamie Lee Curtis for the lead role of Alana Maxwell based on her performance in the successful Halloween, released two years prior.[8] Curtis was also signed on to star in Paul Lynch's Prom Night, which she filmed in Toronto two months before production began on Terror Train.[a] Veteran actor Ben Johnson was cast as Carne, the train conductor, whom Grodnik said was "amused" to have been in a horror film amongst such a young cast.[8]

The majority of the supporting cast was made of Canadian actors, including Hart Bochner, Sandee Currie and Anthony Sherwood. The film included a number of untrained actors, including Derek MacKinnon in the role of the villain, as well as illusionist David Copperfield as the Magician, and rock singer Vanity as one of the coed partygoers.[13][14]

To create the train for the film, the producers leased an actual Canadian Pacific Railway locomotive from the Steamtown Foundation in Bellows Falls, Vermont.[10][9] The train's engine was renumbered from its original 1293 to 1881, and, along with five passenger cars, painted black with silver stripes.[13] Afterward, the Steamtown Foundation reverted the engine back to its original number and had it restored to a historic color and lettering scheme. Production designer Glenn Bywdwell crafted the interiors of the train in an Art Deco style.[15] As of January 2021, Canadian Pacific Railway No. 1293 continues to be an "operable locomotive".[16]

Principal photography for Terror Train mainly took place in and around Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[8] The shoot began on November 21, 1979, and was completed on December 23.[17] The bulk of the film's train sequences were shot first, while the film's opening sequence was shot on December 22, the penultimate day of the shoot; filming of it took place at a real fraternity house belonging to McGill University.[17] The final day of shooting (December 23) consisted of a small crew completing the footage of Kenny's body plummeting from the train into a frozen river below, which was shot on location in New Hampshire, United States.[17] The stunt man was reportedly unable to withstand the freezing temperature of the water, leading art director Guy Comtois to play the part of the dead killer instead.[17]

The interior train sequences posed numerous obstacles for the crew, specifically cinematographer John Alcott, who devised a unique method of lighting Terror Train given the limited space and scant natural lighting of the sets: He rewired the entire train and mounted individual dimmers on the exteriors of the carriage cars.[18] Utilizing a variety of bulbs with different wattages, and controlling them with the external dimmers, Alcott could light the set in a very fast, efficient manner. At times, Alcott also used medical lights-"pen torches"- to hand light the actors' faces,[13] as well as Christmas lights.[10] To capture some of the film's footage, Alcott used a small lens he had previously used while shooting Barry Lyndon.[13] To achieve the rocking motion of a real train on film, a crew was appointed to push on each side of the stationary train car in order for the interior sequences to appear as though they were taking place on a moving train.[15] 041b061a72

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