Night Train Murders – original title: L’ultimo treno della notte – is a 1975 Italian exploitation revenge feature film inspired by Wes Craven’s 1972 exploitation hit The Last House on the Left.
The film was directed by Aldo Lado (Short Night of Glass Dolls), scored by Ennio Morricone (with a main song by Greek crooner Demis Roussos!) and stars Flavio Bucci, Macha Meril and Irene Miracle.
It has also been released as The New House on The Left, Second House on the Left, Don’t Ride on Late Night Trains, Last Stop on the Night Train, Late Night Trains, Last House Part II and Xmas Massacre.
In 1976, British film distributor David Grant (Nightmares in a Damaged Brain; Almost Human; Cathy’s Curse) submitted the film to the BBFC for an ‘X’ certificate with cuts but it was rejected outright.
Two young women, Margaret (Irene Miracle) and Lisa (Laura D’Angelo), are set to take the overnight train from Munich in Germany to stay with Lisa’s parents in Italy for Christmas. On boarding they find the train is full and are forced to sit in the corridor.
Meanwhile, two petty criminals, Blackie (Flavio Bucci) and Curly (Gianfranco De Grassi), also board the train as it is leaving Munich to escape from a pursuing policeman…
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