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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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(as Gene Martin)

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(screenplay), (screenplay)
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Father Pujardov
Silvia Tortosa ...
Countess Irina Petrovska
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Inspector Mirov
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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)
Alice Reinheart ...
Miss Jones
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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 ...
Station Master
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First Telegraphist
José Marco ...
Vorkin (as Jose Marco)
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Storyline

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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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Release Date:

December 1973 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)
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(Technicolor)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The film was released only two days after Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972), which also starred Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. See more »

Goofs

Correction to the first entry. In 1914 the name Saint Petersburg was changed to Petrograd. Moscow became the capital on March 12, 1918, after the first Russian revolution, but before the Bolshevik seizure of power in October/November, 1918. See more »

Quotes

Inspector Mirov: I don't want to panic the passengers.
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A great B-movie, if that is not a contradiction of terms
1 July 2006 | by (the Sagas of Icelanders) – See all my reviews

This movie sets itself a modest purpose: to keep us entertained for one and a half hours. It succeeds brilliantly, as long as we allow it to succeed, that is, as long as we are willing and eager to be entertained.

This is one of only two thrillers that I know of, in which almost the entire story takes place on board a train: the other is Murder on the Orient Express. The setting works very well in both movies, but I found Horror Express to be more satisfying. At the beginning, as the cast of characters got settled in the train, I got settled in my chair, eager for the journey to start. During the journey, there is enough suspense to keep the viewer interested, but nobody (except the very young or the very sensitive) needs to worry about being scared, or grossed out by gore. I must admit to not having paid too close attention to the plot, but this probably contributes to the enjoyment, and it means that I can enjoy seeing it again.

In short, this movie is jolly good fun as long as you are not too demanding in terms of plot or character development. One of my favorite horror movies.


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