Horror Express (1972)

R  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi  |  December 1973 (USA)
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In 1906, in China, a British anthropologist discovers a frozen prehistoric creature and must transport it to Europe by train.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Prof. Sir Alexander Saxton (as Cristopher Lee)
Alberto de Mendoza ...
Father Pujardov
Silvia Tortosa ...
Countess Irina Petrovski
Julio Peña ...
Inspector Mirov
Ángel del Pozo ...
Yevtushenko (as Angel del Pozo)
Helga Liné ...
Alice Reinheart ...
Miss Jones
José Jaspe ...
Conductor Konev
George Rigaud ...
Count Marion Petrovski (as Jorge Rigaud)
Víctor Israel ...
Baggage Man
Faith Clift ...
American Passenger
Juan Olaguivel ...
Creature (as Juan Olaguibel)
Barta Barri ...
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An English anthropologist has discovered a frozen monster in the frozen wastes of Manchuria which he believes may be the Missing Link. He brings the creature back to Europe aboard a trans-Siberian express, but during the trip the monster thaws out and starts to butcher the passengers one by one. Written by Jonathon Dabell <J.D.@pixie.ntu.ac.uk>

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A nightmare of terror travelling aboard the Horror Express! See more »


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December 1973 (USA)  »

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Horror Express  »

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$300,000 (estimated)

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1.66 : 1
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Frequent airings on television throughout the 1970s and 1980s helped to gain the film a devoted cult following among horror fans. See more »


When the telegrapher announces what the government officials want done with the train and its on-board monster, the telegrapher says that the train is to be shunted to a dead-stop side track, further up the line. The interrogator asks, "Upon who's order?" and the telegrapher answers, "Moscow orders it." Until the Bolsheviks gained control of Russia, Petersburg was still the capital. Moscow was restored as capital in 1918. See more »


Father Pujardov: Where there is God, there is always a place for the cross. Even on this stone floor, just so. But Satan is evil, and where there is evil, there is no place for the cross.
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Referenced in Doctor Who: Mummy on the Orient Express (2014) See more »

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Seventies Cult Classic
15 July 2000 | by (Northants, England) – See all my reviews

Horror Express - Ingredients: A missing link unearthed from its icy tomb; an isolated train journey through snow-swept China and Russia; a mad monk; murder; startling discoveries and twists; a dash of comedy. Also add Christopher Lee; Peter Cushing; Telly Savalas. Place into pot and mix well, then prepare for one suspense thrilled journey. You will not be disappointed!

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