Terror Train (Also Known As: Train of Terror ) is a Horror Thriller film directed by Roger Spottiswoode and written by T.Y. Drake. It released on 3 October 1980 (USA). The film stars Ben Johnson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Hart Bochner. A masked killer targets six college kids responsible for a prank gone wrong three years earlier and who are currently throwing a large New Year's Eve costume party aboard a moving train.