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Horror Express (1972)

In 1906, in China, a British anthropologist discovers a frozen prehistoric creature and must transport it to Europe by train.

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Yevtushenko (as Angel del Pozo)
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Natasha (as Helga Line)
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Count Maryan Petrovski (as Jorge Rigaud)
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Konev - Conductor (as Jose Jaspe)
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Baggage Man (as Victor Israel)
Juan Olaguivel ...
Creature (as Juan Olaguibel)
Vicente Roca ...
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José Marco ...
Vorkin (as Jose Marco)
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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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$300,000 (estimated)
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

This film wasn't a success in director Eugenio Martin's home country of Spain. See more »

Goofs

After the guards check the room with two sleeping children, we see a door open in the compartment and in the background we can see the quivering eyes of the kids pretending to sleep. See more »

Quotes

Inspector Mirov: I don't want to panic the passengers.
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References Shanghai Express (1932) See more »

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Body- hopping alien on the Trans-Siberian Express!
10 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

This was a very enjoyable movie. The story--about a body hopping alien loose aboard the trans-Siberian railroad in 1906--is like a dry run for all those X-Files to come, not to mention FALLEN. If you crossed the X-Files with Murder on The Orient Express you'd come close what is on display here. I really wasn't expecting much from this movie and maybe that is why i was so pleasantly surprised. Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee--given a rare chance to play allies instead of enemies--rise to the occasion and deliver spot-on performances that are filled with an infectious wit and good humor. And the incomparable TELLY SAVALAS--in what is really only a glorified cameo--makes the most of his opportunity--arrogantly strutting thru the train swilling vodka and chewing on the scenery with delight.The director shows a real flair for developing an atmosphere of paranoia and fear and the screenplay is, quite simply, completely bonkers! The feverish pacing keeps everything hurtling forward with an hysterical abandon and a fine (if perhaps at the time, unwitting)comic edge.

If you are a fan of The X files, Agatha Christie murder mysteries, Brit horror icons Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee, or just like movies set in Siberia featuring the dessicated remains of body hopping alien parasites--then HORROR EXPRESS is the film for you! Enjoy!


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