Horror Express

Horror Express

Eugenio Martin (1972)

83min
X Certificate
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Review

Our Score
In this rattlingly good chiller set on the Trans-Siberian railway at the turn of the 20th century, what is believed to be a frozen Missing Link starts to revive in the presence of classic horror movie stars Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee, here playing rival anthropologists. The suspense is kept to a maximum by the clever and beautifully timed editing of Robert Dearberg, who deserved better movies: just study the opening sequence and guess how little material he had to work with. As in the previous year's Pancho Villa, director Eugenio (Gene) Martin is unable to control Telly Savalas, who this time chews the scenery as the leader of a group of Cossacks.

Summary

A fossilised alien comes to life on board the Trans-Siberian Express and wreaks murderous havoc among the helpless passengers. Horror, starring Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee and Telly Savalas.

Cast & Crew

Prof Alexander Saxton Christopher Lee
Dr Wells Peter Cushing
Kazan Telly Savalas
Irina Silvia Tortosa
Father Pujardov Alberto de Mendoza
Inspector Mira Julio Pena
Natasha Helga Liné
Director Eugenio Martin
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Gala Film Dists LtdGuidance: Contains violence.Available on: video and DVD
Drama