Jamie Lee Curtis Boards The “Terror Train!”
You can’t EVER celebrate “Shocktober” without including horror’s reigning and forever “Scream Queen” Jamie Lee Curtis!
Curtis is a sexy Scream Queen who managed to stay clothed in her horror films!
While her role in the new “Halloween” films is great, I want to share a #31DaysOfHorror shocker that doesn’t get as much attention – so lets take a ride with THIS GUY!
Join Scream Queen Jamie Lee Curtis On The “Terror Train!”
“Terror Train” is a terrific, vicious slasher film from 1980, with some good scares and lots of blood…much of it on legendary Scream Queen Jamie Lee Curtis!
After the phenomenal success of “Halloween” in 1978, Curtis found herself starring in a number of slasher films, and quickly earned the title of reigning “Scream Queen”! Some films weren’t that good, but this one delivered the scares!
The plot of “Terror Train” is brilliant in its simplicity: A masked killer seeks revenge against six college kids who were responsible for a prank gone wrong three years earlier – and lucky for the killer – the kids are throwing a large New Year’s Eve costume party aboard a moving train!
This film is helped greatly by a truly creepy looking killer, and an ongoing sense of dread throughout. Check out the trailer:
“Terror Train” took us into an 80’s decade where horror was no longer surreal like a devil, or historical like the Hammer films – these movies were shockers that had killers chasing after women with one goal in mind – to kill them!
According to the great movie website IMDB, Jamie Lee Curtis once said of her character in this film:
“There are certain things a heroine in a thriller has to be. She has to be vulnerable, so that the audience identifies with her and is rooting for her. But she also has to have an enormous inner strength to overcome the evil, or terror, that is pursuing her. I play the same kind of character as I did in other films. But Alana – the girl I play – is stronger and more defined”.
Curtis had a great run in the horror genre, took a break to do many mainstream films like “Trading Places” and is now back for the latest series of “Halloween” series, but nothing stands up to the original:
John Carpenter’s “Halloween” is considered by many to be the greatest Halloween film, and Curtis as the greatest “Scream Queen” of all…but there are so many others dong a great job as well!
Linnea Quigley turned chainsaws into an art form – see her great horror films here:
I love the Halloween season – so many great horror Queens to enjoy!
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