Tubi is making good on their promise to lean more heavily in the direction of original content with their recent announcement of a new film coming in October. Tubi has completed a reboot of the 1980 cult classic horror film Terror Train.
Terror Train featured Jamie Lee Curtis, Ben Johnson and Hart Bochner (not to mention magician David Copperfield). In the original, a group of med students hold a costume party on a train on New Year’s Eve, only to find out there is a killer on board. The fact that everyone is wearing a costume makes identifying the killer problematic.
The remake of Terror Train will make its Tubi debut in October as part of their yearly Halloween celebration, “Terror on Tubi.” Currently, there are over 10,000 horror titles available on the free streaming platform, including the original Terror Train.
The Terror Train reboot recently completed production, and Tubi has released a trailer, which you can watch at the end of this article.
The cast includes Robyn Alomar (Utopia Falls) and Tim Rozon (Schitt’s Creek), with Philippe Gagnon (Amber Alert) directing. Terror Train was written by Ian Carpenter and Aaron Martin (Slasher).
In the reboot, A group of college seniors book a party train for a Halloween celebration, but, as in the 1980 version, a wrench is thrown into the works when party guests are bumped off by a killer. Alana (Alomar) must try to find out who the killer is before she herself is murdered.
Tubi Cheif Content Office Adam Lewinson says he is excited for subscribers to see Terror Train, which he referred to as “the tentpole” for 2022’s Terror on Tubi event. “With an incredibly talented team, this movie continues to cement Tubi as a key destination for horror fans.”
The streamer promises to continue bringing audiences horror and thrillers year-round, with a special emphasis on their October content. They said that recent research shows when viewers choose which films to stream, 59% of adults in the US prefer titles that are linked to holidays, such as Christmas and Halloween.
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