By MICHAEL GINGOLD
This one may set a speed record for sequels.
Tubi has announced that its remake of TERROR TRAIN (pictured), which only just debuted October 21, will be followed by TERROR TRAIN 2, available in the U.S. exclusively on the streamer beginning December 31. Where the previous movie took place on Halloween, the sequel directly follows the lead of the 1980 original TRAIN and is set on New Year’s Eve. The synopsis: “Having survived the carnage, Robyn Alomar [Alana] and Tim Rozon [The Magician] will reprise their characters in TERROR TRAIN 2, which takes place over a year after the gruesome, vengeful murders took the lives of multiple college seniors aboard the now infamous ‘Terror Train.’ In the sequel, the remaining survivors are coerced to take a New Year’s Eve redemption ride on the very same train, where a new evil awaits and the terrified passengers must once again fight to survive the ride.”
As before, Philippe Gagnon directs from a script by Ian Carpenter and Aaron Martin, and the film was shot in the Montreal area. “Our remake reintroduced a new generation to TERROR TRAIN, and now Tubi’s first-ever horror sequel expands on the premise with a completely original storyline,” says Adam Lewinson, chief content officer for Tubi. “This new ride aboard the Terror Train begins on New Year’s Eve with ‘final girl’ Alana and the mysterious Magician facing a new menace in this horror whodunit.”
“Horror-genre franchises have proven time and time again to be some of the most successful film brands,” adds Brook Peters of production company Incendo. “In the sequel, we’re thrilled to offer horror fans a seamless and terrifying continuation of the story that also pays a themed tribute to the original 1980 cult classic.”