Review: Terror Express (1979)

Bullies on a train, being naughty and laughing hysterical as only dubbed italian bullies can. Welcome to the ultra-sleazy “Terror express”!

dvdcover“TERROR EXPRESS” (La ragazza del vagone letto)
1979
Exploitation
Italy

Director: Ferdinando Baldi
Stars: Silvia Dionisio, Werner Pochath, Zora Kerova
Distributor: Camera Obscura
Runtime: 82 mins.
DVD REGION 2

“- Now the game begins!
-What’s the price?
-Your daughter!”

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We follow a group of people on a train wagon; The “pimpy” conductor, a beautiful prostitute, three laughing bullies, the easily overwhelmed policeman and his soon-to-be-bald prisoner, a dysfunctional family with a hot teenage daughter, a sick elderly couple, an older business-man, a porn-magazine lover and a couple of others. The bullies terrorize the wagon doing whatever they like (did I mentioned their sick laughter?) just for the hell of it.

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A train-ride of italian misogynistic stupidity. Cheap, cheezy and sleazy! And what do you expect when the finale script was done in two days (by Luigi Montefiore aka George Eastman aka Antropophagous). This is a run-of-the-mill Exploitation.

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It’s obvious it was one hell of a job for Camera Obscura to digitalize this print. Well, they did good! There’s also a lot of nice extras on this DVD.

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