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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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Inspector Mirov
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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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Horror | Sci-Fi

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$300,000 (estimated)
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This is the second movie adapted from the novella "Who Goes There?" by John W. Campbell Jr.. The first was The Thing from Another World (1951). See more »

Goofs

When Saxton speaks with Mirov in his compartment, the view out the window is stationary and not moving as the train is in motion. See more »

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Captain Kazan: Peasants! Peasants!
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Referenced in Doctor Who: Mummy on the Orient Express (2014) See more »

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Compact, eerie and intriguing low budget thriller
23 May 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An intriguing idea of a "spirit" of pure evil with the ability to jump from body to body aboard a trans-siberian train. Well done considering budget constraints, and claustrophobic. Lee and Cushing are fine, but it's Telly Savales who chews the scenery to good effect. He is an unexpected treat as a bullying cossack officer and good counterpoint to Lee and Cushing as civilized gentlemen. Don't expect a slick Hollywood production and you won't be disappointed. I watched this on late night TV spookfests everytime it was on during the late 70s and saw something new each time. It's something like a cross between Hammer and Argento, and a little bit of Corman, too.


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