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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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Countess Irina Petrovska
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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
José Jaspe ...
Konev - Conductor (as Jose Jaspe)
Víctor Israel ...
Baggage Man (as Victor Israel)
Juan Olaguivel ...
Creature (as Juan Olaguibel)
Vicente Roca ...
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Barta Barri ...
First Telegraphist
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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A nightmare of terror travelling aboard the Horror Express! See more »

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$300,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Telly Savalas was paid $ 22,000 for his short stint on this movie in Madrid. Producer Bernard Gordon was delighted to get him for such a low price; Savalas was equally delighted, as he used the cash to get a seven-year lease on a West End apartment for his then girlfriend. See more »

Goofs

The human brains in the autopsy scene are obviously made of foam rubber, as evidenced by their resilience when touched by the actors. See more »

Quotes

Inspector Mirov: The two of you together. That's fine. But what if one of you is the monster?
Dr. Wells: Monster? We're British, you know.
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Great teaming of Cushing and Lee in horrific chiller
19 June 1999 | by (Oslo, Norway) – See all my reviews

A sadly neglected and underrated horror story. Every avid fan of either Christopher Lee or Peter Cushing should see it! Consider the setting; a trainload of passengers on the Transsiberian Express, with no way to go -trapped with a spooky prehistoric monster! It has a feel of low-budget italian productions, but it's not enough to spoil the great atmosphere of this old-fashioned fright night. And how many times do you get to see Cushing and Lee on the same side, battling the same foe? The climax, which resembles a zombie-movie could very well be the scariest in the history of all on-screen train rides!


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