ALL ABOARD FOR TERROR!
It’s the second week of Spooky-Scary Month in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN. So UNCLE PETE has decided to give all you viewers a free trip on the Night Train To Terror! Released in 1985, Night Train To Terror features a discussion between God and Satan as they ride the train (in an executive compartment, of course) and discuss the worthiness, or lack thereof, that man possesses. What follows is an edited compilation of three films whittled down to three short stories of terror, horror, and general nastiness. First up is The Case Of Harry Billings, a gory tale of organ harvesting in an insane asylum. Next is The Case Of Gretta Connors about an exclusive club for death fanciers. The finally there’s The Case Of Claire Hanson which pits an apprentice of Satan against some nicer immortal types out to stop the destruction of all mankind. Some of the featured players include Cameron Mitchell, John Phillip Law and a man billed as Charles Moll who you may know better as Richard Moll who played the lovable and large court bailiff Bull in TV’s Night Court (although he’s not very lovable at all in this film). And according to the credits there’s also God – played by Himself, and Satan – played by Lu Sifer.
Perhaps the most terrifying part of the film is the party going on in another car on the train featuring 80’s style poppy dance music and some actual 80’s dance culture hairstyles and clothes (I shudder just thinking of it).
UNCLE PETE has wound up in a warehouse behind one of the many VITOSHACK (tm) Outlets and has discovered a treasure trove of many wonderful things including the old time machine he built back in Mad Scientist Junior High. Max is there, and El Vato pops in during the reading of some viewer mail. There’s also a Scopitone music video of Della Reese singing If I Never Get To Heaven.
So join UNCLE PETE this Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 10PM to midnight on channel 4. It’s Night Train To Terror – the feature presentation on the Columbus Day edition of THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!