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A late-night train is stranded in the countryside and the crew are terrorised by werewolves, while guard Speleers tries to keep the passengers safe.

★★★★★

A late-night train is stranded in the countryside and the crew are terrorised by werewolves, while guard Speleers tries to keep the passengers safe. Hyett’s second film as director (after The Seasoning House) is an old-fashioned British horror with a group of disparate types menaced on a drab, down-at-heel British train. Screenwriters Mark Huckerby and Nick Ostler — who have previous Thomas The Tank Engine credits, so probably count as train-spotters — go for a mix of soap and comedy and the creatures have a different, shaggy-human look. An unashamed B picture, but fun.

An unashamed B picture, but fun.

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