Ultimo Treno della Notte, L' (1975, ITA) C-94m. ** D: Aldo Lado. Starring Flavio Bucci, Macha Méril, Gianfranco de Grassi, Enrico Maria Salerno, Marina Berti, Franco Fabrizi, Irene Miracle, Laura D'Angelo. Infamous exploitation film from Italy obviously copies the tone of Wes Craven's questionable 'classic' LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT (1972) as the literal translation means LAST TRAIN OF THE NIGHT. Two sadistic thugs running from the police board a train and terrorize some passengers, among them two girls on their way home for Christmas. Not that bad, but pretty vile, pseudo-critical like the later FUNNY GAMES. Score by Ennio Morricone! English titles: DON'T RIDE ON LATE NIGHT TRAINS, LAST STOP ON THE NIGHT TRAIN, NIGHT TRAIN MURDERS, TORTURE TRAIN, and even XMAS MASSACRE.

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