Written by: Suspiria_89
Train is not a remake of the classic 80’s slasher Terror Train. Or at least I hope it’s not suppose to be since it has nothing in common except for it taking place on a train. I’m not a huge fan of the “Torture Porn” sub-genre, so I wasn’t expecting to like this movie. But I ended up enjoying it. It wasn’t anything amazing, but it was entertaining and it had some great gore effects.
Plot: Touring Eastern Europe with her college wrestling team, Alex (Thora Birch) attends a debauched late-night party that causes Alex and several teammates to miss their train to Odessa. Her coach is furious, but a mysterious woman offers the coach and wrestlers a ride on an alternative train. The coach agrees, and the athletes, exhausted and hung over, gratefully climb aboard. But the train harbors a deadly secret, and for Alex and her fellow passengers, a blood-soaked nightmare is just beginning.
A lot of horror fans have been calling this movie “Hostel on a Train”. I don’t think it’s fair to call Train a Hostel rip off. It does have a lot in common but it also differs a lot from Hostel and in a lot of ways I liked Train better. There are a lot of torture scenes in Train, but for some reason Train seemed more like a slasher movie than a straight up torture movie. So that’s why I liked it more than Hostel.
Gore hounds are going to love this movie. Right when the movie begins and the opening credits are rolling, we already see someone being skinned and slowly ripped apart. And that’s just the beginning. It’s a very fast paced movie and Train is packed full with awesome gore. Eyeballs are torn out, chest are sawed opened, people are stabbed in the chest, hooked through the mouth with a giant hook and I guarantee you one particular scene will definitely make all guys whimper. You can probably guess what happens. All of the gore effects are very well done and they look very realistic. The acting is also pretty good by a few of the cast members. Thora Birch did a good job playing the lead and some of the guys playing the Euro trash villains did a great job. All of the villains look menacing and disgusting and that’s exactly how I pictured them to be. And I have to mention the ending. It wasn’t to complicated or confusing, it was simple and satisfying. Just how I like it. And finally, the most important factor, it was highly entertaining. It has a running time of 94 minutes and I was never bored and it didn’t seem drawn out.
I had a blast watching Train, but it’s not a masterpiece. Most of the acting was pretty average. Not necessarily bad, just not anything great. But I wasn’t expecting an Academy Award winning movie so I’m not going to bitch to much. Plus bad acting doesn’t bother me at all. The dialogue was also kind of lame. But once again, not a big deal.
Train arrives on DVD on November 17. I thinks it’s a shame that it didn’t get a theatrical release. Especially since it was better than three of the last four horror movies I saw at the theaters. If you’re fan of movies like Hostel I recommend you at least rent it when comes out. Even if you’re not a fan, I still recommend you see it just because it’s a great way to burn a hour and a half and it has some great gore effects