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Horror Express (1972)

Pánico en el Transiberiano (original title)
In 1906, in China, a British anthropologist discovers a frozen prehistoric creature and must transport it to Europe by train.

Director:

Eugenio Martín (as Gene Martin)

Writers:

Arnaud d'Usseau (screenplay), Julian Zimet (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Lee ... Prof. Sir Alexander Saxton
Peter Cushing ... Dr. Wells
Alberto de Mendoza ... Father Pujardov
Silvia Tortosa Silvia Tortosa ... Countess Irina Petrovska
Julio Peña ... Inspector Mirov
Ángel del Pozo ... Yevtushenko (as Angel del Pozo)
Helga Liné ... Natasha (as Helga Line)
George Rigaud ... Count Maryan Petrovski (as Jorge Rigaud)
Alice Reinheart Alice Reinheart ... Miss Jones
José Jaspe ... Konev - Conductor (as Jose Jaspe)
Víctor Israel ... Baggage Man (as Victor Israel)
Juan Olaguivel Juan Olaguivel ... Creature (as Juan Olaguibel)
Vicente Roca Vicente Roca ... Station Master
Barta Barri ... First Telegraphist
José Marco 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 »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK | Spain

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Horror Express See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Blu-ray)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

The cave where the creature is discovered is identified as being in Manchuria, the far north eastern region of China, but is also identified as Szechuan province, which is located far from Manchuria in western China. See more »

Quotes

Countess Irina: You're in bad humour because you've lost your box of bones, hmm?
Professor Saxton: That box of bones, madame, could have solved many of the riddles of science. If the theory of evolution is confirmed, if the science of biology is revolutionized, if the very origin of man is determined ...
Countess Irina: I have heard of evolution. It's... it's immoral!
Professor Saxton: It's a fact. And there's no morality in a fact.
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Alternate Versions

In the isolated music and effects track on the Image Entertainment DVD, the piano piece played by the Countess (which the creature whistles back to her) is completely different from what is played in the final mixed track. Oddly, while the piano piece is changed, the whistling is the same. See more »

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Featured in Jing hun feng yu ye (1982) See more »

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A fantastic 70s horror movie
6 December 2013 | by Movie-watcher-2000See all my reviews

This is simply a very good movie. There is really nothing about it to dislike. Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing are the biggest names and they work well together on the screen. Telly Savalas shows up towards the ending, and makes a great performance.

The movie is very impressively made. It is a work of art. Other than horror qualities, the acting is great and the setting works perfectly. This is one of those movies who works good on every level. The acting, the pacing and the sets are all perfect. The special effects in this one are still very fascinating and scary.

This is one of my absolute favorite movies and I highly recommend it to everybody.


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