Train (2008)

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  • IMDb page: Train (2008)
  • Rate: 4.6/10 total 2,339 votes 
  • Genre: Horror | Thriller
  • Release Date: 2 May 2009 (Japan)
  • Runtime: Argentina:94 min | Japan:94 min
  • Filming Location: New Boyana Film Studios, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Director: Gideon Raff
  • Stars: Thora Birch, Gideon Emery and Kavan Reece
  • Original Music By: Michael Wandmacher   
  • Soundtrack: Black Scorpion
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Train | Wrestling | Vomit | Jock Strap | Strangulation

Writing Credits By:

  • Gideon Raff (written by)

Known Trivia

  • Originally conceived as a remake of Terror Train to be written by Ryan Eslinger. The script eventually morphed into its own story.
  • According to an interview with Gideon Raff, Thora Birch did many of her own stunts.

Plot: In Europe, a group of American college athletes unknowingly board a train that will become one deadly ride.  »

Story: In Europe, a group of American college athletes unknowingly board a train that will become one deadly ride.


Synopsis: The film begins with of American athletes competing in Eastern Europe who are supposed to get on a train to continue the competition. And our group of people miss the train ’cause they went partying the night before. They get on a different train to catch up with their teammates and horror ensues. I researched real crimes that happen here in Eastern Europe and based it on that. This is as an intelligent horror film, It’s got gore and it’s got the stuff that makes it a horror movie, but it’s also got a clever story people will enjoy. [D-Man2010]

This new Train tells the tale of an American wrestling team who board a train that just so happens to be used as a supermarket for organ harvesters. [D-Man2010]

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Produced By:

  • Jack Birch known as co-producer
  • Boaz Davidson known as producer
  • Danny Dimbort known as executive producer
  • Avi Lerner known as executive producer
  • Danny Lerner known as producer
  • D. Daniel Vujic known as studio producer
  • Les Weldon known as executive producer
  • Les Weldon known as producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Thora Birch known as Alex
  • Gideon Emery known as Willy
  • Kavan Reece known as Sheldon
  • Derek Magyar known as Todd
  • Gloria Votsis known as Claire
  • Todd Jensen known as Coach Harris
  • Vladimir Vladimirov known as Vlad
  • Koyna Ruseva known as Dr. Velislava
  • Valentin Ganev known as Conductor Vasyl
  • Ivan Barnev known as Gregor
  • Nikolay Mutafchiev known as Vasily
  • Miroslav Emilov known as Ishtav
  • Aleksandra Vasileva known as Drunk Blonde
  • Lina Zlateva known as Brunette
  • Matthew Tibbs known as Backpacker
  • Dilyana Popova known as The Pale Girl
  • Mihail Miltchev known as The Burnt Guy
  • Israel Baharov known as Coughing Man
  • Zahary Baharov known as Croupier (as Zahari Baharov)
  • Yang Chung known as Blind Boy
  • Wen Hong Ying known as Blind Boy's Mother
  • Andrey Slabakov known as Turkish Man
  • Tezdzhan Ismailova known as Turkish Woman (as Tezdjan Ismailova)
  • Ruslan Kupenov known as Urine Bag Man (as Rusian Kupenov)
  • Velislav Pavlov known as Moldovan Commander
  • Shelly Varod known as Female Patient
  • Daniel Dimov known as Moldovan Guard
  • Mike Straub known as Coach Maxwell (as Michael Straub)
  • Violeta Markovska known as Teen Girl
  • Teodor Yordanov known as Bald Guy
  • Marieta Krusteva known as Fat Girl
  • Petar Dimitrov known as Local Guy with Willy
  • Marli Grigorov known as Hotel Clerk
  • Mimoza Bazova known as Station Gypsy Agent
  • Adriana Penkova known as Ten Mixed Orgy
  • Vyara Tomova known as Ten Mixed Orgy
  • Ralitza Bojidarova known as Ten Mixed Orgy
  • Alice Alexandrova known as Ten Mixed Orgy
  • Valentin Bojurski known as Ten Mixed Orgy
  • Stanimir Dimitrov known as Ten Mixed Orgy
  • Emanuil Odadjiev known as Ten Mixed Orgy
  • Lilyana Peeva known as Ten Mixed Orgy
  • George Boyadjiev known as Ten Mixed Orgy
  • Peter Dimitrov known as Ten Mixed Orgy
  • Bolt Birch known as Monk 1 (uncredited)

..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

  • Dean Jones known as special makeup designer
  • Starr Jones known as makeup designer
  • Michael Mosher known as special makeup effects artist
  • Ken Niederbaumer known as special makeup effects artist
  • Richard Redlefsen known as special effects makeup department head
  • Tatyana 'Tita' Sleptsova known as key makeup artist
  • Clint Zoccoli known as sculptor

Art Department:

  • Borislav Belberov known as props on set
  • Bilyana Buchmann known as assistant property master
  • Dirk Buchmann known as property master
  • Lidiya Burukova known as graphic designer
  • Emanuil Deyanov known as set dresser (as Emanuil Deanov)
  • Nikolai Dikov known as set dresser
  • Zahari Dimitrov known as props trainee
  • Maria Doicheva known as props
  • Boris Drumev known as set dresser
  • Andrey Filchev known as stand-by props
  • Anna Hadzhieva known as art department coordinator (as Anna Hadjieva)
  • Alexei Karagyaur known as graphic designer (as Alexey Karagyaur)
  • Georgi Kodzhabashiyski known as painter
  • Petar Kostov known as stand-by props
  • Lazar Lazarov known as set dresser
  • Venci Lilev known as set dressing buyer
  • Krasimir Pashkulev known as assistant set decorator
  • Nadya Popova known as stand-by props
  • Pavel Rasenov known as on-set dresser (as Pavel Rosenov)
  • Lyubomir Sirakov known as on-set dresser (as Lubomir Sirakov)
  • Eleonora Slavkova known as painter
  • Dobrinka Stamenkova known as assistant art department coordinator
  • Valery Yankov known as leadman
  • Zhivko Zhelyazkov known as storyboard artist


Production Companies:

  • Millennium Films
  • Nu Image Films

Other Companies:

  • Nu Image Films  marketing, publicity, online
  • Wow & Flutter  sound post-production
  • Wow & Flutter  sound re-recording


  • Movie-Eye Entertainment (2009) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • Bridge Entertainment Group (2010) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • Eagle Films (2008) (non-USA) (all media) (Middle East)
  • Lionsgate Home Entertainment (2009) (USA) (DVD)
  • SBP (2010) (Argentina) (DVD)

..{tab=Other Stuff}Visual Effects by:

  • Javor Asenov known as lead artist
  • Simeon Asenov known as visual effects art director
  • Maria Boyuklieva known as digital compositor
  • Alexander Chaliovski known as animator
  • Scott Coulter known as visual effects producer
  • Nina Dimitrova known as digital artist
  • Alexander Dimov known as visual effects
  • Stanislav Draganov known as visual effects
  • Stanislav Dragiev known as visual effects supervisor
  • Ivan Gochev Ivanov known as visual effects artist
  • Milen Jiliazkov known as visual effects lead artist
  • Paul Amadeus Kim known as digital cleanup artist (as Paul Kim)
  • Dragomir Kostadinov known as matte painter
  • Kalin Krumov known as digital compositor
  • Maria Maltcheva known as on-set supervisor
  • Jordan Markov known as visual effects
  • Svetoslav Mitev known as visual effects coordinator
  • Diana Moneva known as digital compositor
  • Nikolay Pachov known as visual effect assistant editor
  • Nick Peshunoff known as visual effects coordinator
  • Diana Simeonova known as match move artist
  • Georgi Staikov known as visual effects
  • Boyan Stoyanov known as blood simulation
  • Stoilova Tsvetelina known as simulation artist

Release Date:

  • USA 16 October 2008 (Screamfest Film Festival)
  • Japan 2 May 2009
  • Japan 5 August 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Israel 27 August 2009
  • USA 17 November 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • UK 25 January 2010 (DVD premiere)
  • Argentina 1 April 2010 (DVD premiere)
  • Netherlands 1 June 2010 (DVD premiere)
  • Hungary 20 October 2010 (DVD premiere)

MPAA: Rated R for strong grisly bloody violence, disturbing images, sexual content and language (cut)


Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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