I need a title for my novel

Once again, I need a title for my NaNoWriMo novel. I’m completely stumped, so I’m calling on my online friends to help me out.

The story, essentially, is this:

In the late 1800’s, a train on its way from Chicago to San Augustin, California is swarmed by otherwordly monsters. With the crew dead and the train careening faster and faster toward a monstrous and derailed doom, it’s up to a small group of determined individuals to save the train and all its passengers before it derails, releasing the monsters onto an unsuspecting and unprepared world.

I already have the main characters in mind. Some of them will be familiar names, ancestors of characters I have already written about. I’m planning adventure, intrigue, romance, and a host of Lovecraftian beasties ready to suck out souls and feast on the unfortunate living. It’s going to have more cliches than a George Lucas film, but I’m okay with that.

Anyway, I’m stumped for titles, both for the novel itself and the chapters within it, so I’m asking my online friends to help me out. Just to make it more exciting, if you give me a title I will happily kill you off in the manner of your choosing in the chapter titled with your suggestion. You can be a crew member, a passenger, a hapless bystander, whatever. Or you can have no preference and I’ll use my imagination. Don’t feel like you have to be confined to being eaten by a spawn of Cthulhu or slain by the wizard or something like that.

Any help at all would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

0 thoughts on “I need a title for my novel”

  1. The Solitude of the Tentacled Space Monster 2.0


    Monsters on a Train

    Dining with the Donners

    (Get Your Kicks on) Route 666


    Soul Train

    The Westering

    Cthulhu’s Caboose

    Engine of Doom

    The Brimstone Railroad

    Cthulhu Shrugged

    The Man Who Shot Liberty Fhtagn

  2. Hell on Rails
    One Way Ticket
    All Aboard!
    Midnight Train to Torment
    Throw Monster(s) from the Train
    Scary Book

    I was trying to put together something that would speak to zombies of Chinese railroad workers who might try to overwhelm the train as it passed, but didn’t come up with anything good.

  3. gaaar! Stupid captcha! It ate a bunch of titles. Hopefully I can remember most of them. Here goes:

    Nightmare Nonstop

    The Rails

    Terror Rides the Rails

    All Ablood!

    Dinner in the Dieing Car

    Nonstop to Nowhere

    Stoking the Scream Engine

    Terror on the Tracks

    (I didn’t see it in the comments before, but I also had One Way Ticket)

    Deadly Cargo

    Iron Horse Apocalypse

    Dang, I can’t remember the good ones 🙁

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