It’s New Year’s Eve and a group of college coeds have planned a masquerade bash aboard a chartered train. What they didn’t plan on was that a knife-wielding psycho would crash the party and begin slaughtering the guests one by one. Who is the brutal costumed killer? Is it a mysterious magician (David Copperfield) with a talent for swordplay…a former frat pledge with an axe to grind…or any number of other guests, both invited and not? —20th Century Fox
Roger Spottiswoode (born January 5, 1945) is a Canadian-born film director and writer, who began his career as an editor in the 1970s. He was born in Ottawa, Ontario. He has directed a number of notable films and television productions, including Under Fire (1983) and the 1997 James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies starring Pierce Brosnan. Spottiswoode was one of the writing team responsible for 48 Hrs. starring Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte. In 2000, he directed the science fiction action thriller The 6th Day starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Spottiswoode’s name and role in directing action-movie Tomorrow Never Dies was parodied in the movie Team America: World Police, which featured a dramatic character named “Spotswood”. —Wikipedia
Rewatching this it was all about the gender switching. Hart Bochner's character is clearly at least a little in love with his fraternity brother, who is trying to salvage (in a half-assed way) his relationship with Jamie Lee Curtis' character. And the killer relies on an uncanny ability to impersonate a woman to take revenge on those who subjected him to sexual humiliation in the form of a fraternity/sorority prank.