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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)
Alice Reinheart ...
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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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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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Your Non Stop Ride to Hell Boards at 8 P.M. See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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December 1973 (USA)  »

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$300,000 (estimated)
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The train interior sets and the train model used for the exterior shots were the same sets used for Pancho Villa (1972), made by the same producer and director, which had just finished production and which also featured Telly Savalas. See more »

Goofs

The opening credits say the movie takes place in Peking, but all the railroad station sets have signs that say "Shanghai" in Chinese. The cast's dialogue also refers to their train trip starting in Shanghai. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Wells: What are you going to astound the scientific world with this time?
Professor Saxton: You'll read about it in the Society's annual report. A remarkable fossil.
Dr. Wells: Fossil? But you've got something live in there, I heard it.
Professor Saxton: You're mistaken!
Dr. Wells: You won't need to feed it then.
Professor Saxton: The occupant hasn't eaten in two million years.
Dr. Wells: That's one way to economize on food bills.
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Great teaming of Cushing and Lee in horrific chiller
19 June 1999 | by 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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