A New Year's Eve frat costume party on a train (with an unhinged killer) is the setting for the tale of the most laid-back, capable, head-screwed-tightly-on-his-shoulders, calming, badass train conductor, on one very busy and inconvenient night. Played by Ben Johnson with masterful ease, when Conductor Carne isn't charming the pants off of his fellow brakemen, porters, station masters, engineers, and stokers with jokes, self-deprecating card tricks, and folksy good humor, this part-time RV salesman is calming people down, keeping them safe, hoping the kids just have a really good time and not wanting to harsh their mellow, brandishing axes, delivering the bad news about other people's deaths, discovering corpses, manning the controls of the train himself, and basically thwarting unhinged killers left and right. This movie is worth a watch just to see him in action.
Also aboard is Jamie Lee Curtis with a sassy hairdo, Hart Bochner (Ellis from Die Hard) as a cruel pre-med student, and David Copperfield, mesmerizing the crowd with his creepy/soulful eyes. There are several deaths by sharp implements, and Curtis does what she does best by surviving to the final confrontation with the killer, who you have to admit has a pretty good reason to be upset with her as these things go.
Terror Train is streaming on Amazon Prime.