Horror What Ifs: David Copperfield And Terror Train (1980)

So, what if David Copperfield was actually the killer in the 1980 cult classic horror flick Terror Train?  It’s a question that goes through my mind each and every time I watch this little slasher that could, along with the question of “Where can I get one of those lizard costumes for Halloween?”.  I always seem to liken Terror Train (out on a new Blu-Ray/DVD combo October 16th btw) to Tobe Hooper’s The Funhouse when it comes to the enjoyment factor and overall appeal that it has for the average and above average slasher fan out there.  It’s pretty paint by numbers as far as plot and character development, but I think it’s the whole Murder On The Orient Express feel that gives it that extra push.  Not to mention those infamous masks (Groucho and The Old Man) and of course, Jamie Lee Curtis who gives us her patented scream, but not her patented boobs…..sigh

*haha – good one man – I do look better with my mask on!*

But let’s get on to the topic at hand, or should I say, sleight of hand.  David Copperfield appears in the movie playing a role that he was made to play – a magician.  He blows our mind by inserting a cigarette through a quarter and then magically makes some peanuts appear in Jamie Lee Curtis’ hands because she has peanuts envy of course.  I mean seriously – a cigarette through a quarter!?  This man holds nothing back!   Continue reading