Horror Express

Horror Express

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Director: Eugenio Martín

Cast: Christopher Lee, Silvia Tortosa, Julio Pena

     
 

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This horror science-fiction thriller, a cult favorite, takes place in 1907. Professor Caxton (Christopher Lee), a fossil-hunter has discovered some sort of pre-human creature frozen in ancient Manchurian ice. He is traveling to London with his find on the Trans-Siberian Railway and is horrified to discover that his frozen man is missing, and corpses and zombies are… See more details below

Overview

This horror science-fiction thriller, a cult favorite, takes place in 1907. Professor Caxton (Christopher Lee), a fossil-hunter has discovered some sort of pre-human creature frozen in ancient Manchurian ice. He is traveling to London with his find on the Trans-Siberian Railway and is horrified to discover that his frozen man is missing, and corpses and zombies are appearing all over the train. It turns out that the frozen specimen is an alien with some unusual powers. The combined forces of Professor Caxton, his rival Dr. Wells (Peter Cushing), and a Cossack captain (Telly Savalas) are needed to save the world from this monstrous being. Skillfully told, with a good dose of humor, this film also features the train which appeared a year before in Nicholas and Alexandra .

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All Movie Guide - Josh Ralske
Eugenio Martín's Horror Express is a goofily enjoyable 1970s horror film, of the sort many horror fans first encountered on television on rainy Saturday afternoons during misspent youths. The film features Hammer horror vets Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing--both in fine form--and a cunning extraterrestrial ape monster who robs its victims of all their knowledge, turning them into white-eyed bloodthirsty slaves to its will. Telly Savalas stirs things up effectively in a small but pivotal role as a thuggish Cossack commander. The film's plot has a dizzyingly complex science fiction underpinning that makes little sense and still manages to be very amusing. The real concern of the story is more of a mechanical passengers-being-picked-off-one-by-one motif. But it's executed with wit and energy, with the lines between good and evil refreshingly hazy, with cheesy gore effects, and with just enough allegorical food for thought to keep science fiction fans and Russian history buffs on their toes.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/13/2002
UPC:
0026617824198
Original Release:
1972
Rating:
R
Source:
Beverly Wilshire
Time:
1:30:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Christopher Lee Prof. Alex Caxton
Silvia Tortosa Irina
Julio Pena Mirov
Angel del Pozo Yevtuchenko
Helga Liné Natasha
Peter Cushing Dr. Wells
Telly Savalas Capt. Kazan
Alice Reinheart Srta Jones
Jose Jaspe Konev
Victor Israel Maletero
Vicente Roca Jefe Estacion
Barta Barry First Telegrafista
Jose Marco Vorkin
Jose Canalejas Guardia Ruso
Jorge Rigaud Conde Petrovski
Alberto de Mendoza Inspector Mirov
John Cacavas Conductor

Technical Credits
Eugenio Martín Director,Original Story,Screenwriter
John Cacavas Score Composer
Arnaud D'Usseau Screenwriter
Bernard Gordon Producer
Julian Halevy Screenwriter
Pablo Perez Special Effects
José María Ramos Production Designer
Alejandro Ulloa Cinematographer

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