Horror Express ()

Pánico en el Transiberiano (original title)
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While travelling on the Trans-Siberian Express, an anthropologist and his rival must contain the threat posed by the former's cargo: a prehistoric ape which is the host for a lifeform that is absorbing the minds of the passengers and crew.


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Prof. Sir Alexander Saxton (as Cristopher Lee)
Dr. Wells
Father Pujardov
Countess Irina Petrovska
Inspector Mirov
Yevtushenko (as Angel del Pozo)
Natasha (as Helga Line)
Alice Reinheart ...
Miss Jones
Konev - Conductor (as Jose Jaspe)
Count Maryan Petrovski (as Jorge Rigaud)
Baggage Man (as Victor Israel)
Faith Clift ...
Miss Bennett - American Passenger
Juan Olaguivel ...
Creature (as Juan Olaguibel)
First Telegraphist
Peter Beckman ...
Second Telegraphist
Hiroshi Kitatawa ...
Grashinski - the Locksmith
Vicente Roca ...
Station Master
Russian Guard (as Jose Canalejas)
Vorkin (as Jose Marco)
Allen Russell ...
Capt. O'Hagan
Capt. Kazan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fernando Villena ...
Third Telegraphist (uncredited)

Directed by

Eugenio Martín ... (as Gene Martin)

Written by

Arnaud d'Usseau ... (screenplay)
Julian Zimet ... (screenplay)

Produced by

Benjamin Fisz ... executive producer (uncredited)
Bernard Gordon ... producer
Kenneth Rive ... executive producer (uncredited)
Gregorio Sacristán ... associate producer
Philip Yordan ... co-producer (uncredited)

Music by

John Cacavas

Cinematography by

Alejandro Ulloa ... director of photography

Film Editing by

Robert C. Dearberg ... (as Robert Dearberg)

Editorial Department

Carmen Alonso ... assistant editor
Fernando Megino ... assistant editor
Maria Carmen Teberner ... assistant editor (as Mari Carmen Taberner)

Production Design by

Ramiro Gómez ... (as Gomez Ramiro)

Art Direction by

Ramiro Gómez ... (as Ramiro Gomez)

Set Decoration by

Ramiro Gómez

Makeup Department

Rafael Berraquero ... assistant makeup artist
Fernando Florido ... makeup artist
Romana González ... assistant hair stylist
Julián Ruiz ... makeup supervisor
María Nieves Ruiz ... hair stylist

Production Management

Juan Gracia ... unit production manager
José María Ramos ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Gil Carretero ... assistant director
Vicente Escrivá hijo ... second assistant director (as Vicente Escrivá)

Art Department

John Chisholm ... props
Juan Gracia ... prop master
Jesús Mateos ... decorator
Rafael Pérez Murcia ... set assistant
Julián Martín ... painter (uncredited)

Sound Department

Manuel Ferreiro ... boom operator (as Manuel Ferreiro Sierra)
Antonio Illán ... sound supervisor
Luis López Díaz ... sound recordist
Enrique Molinero ... sound mixer

Special Effects by

Pablo Pérez ... special effects
Fernando Pérez ... special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

Brian Stevens ... optical effects

Camera and Electrical Department

Teo Escamilla ... camera operator (as Teodoro Escamilla)
Simón López ... still photographer (as Simon Lopez)
Luis Peña ... focus puller (as Luis Pena)
Antonio Vega ... assistant camera

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Andrés Fernández ... wardrobe master (as Andres Fernandez)
Carmen Manzano ... wardrobe mistress
Charles Simminger ... wardrobe supervisor (as Charlie Simminger)

Music Department

John Cacavas ... conductor

Script and Continuity Department

Eugenio Martín ... original story (as Gene Martin)
Isabel Ruiz Capillas ... script supervisor (as Maribel Ruiz-Capilla)

Additional Crew

Katrina Bayonas ... unit publicist
Benjamin Fisz ... presenter (as Ben Fisz)
Rafael Pérez Murcia ... set assistant (as Rafael Perez Murcia)
Kenneth Rive ... presenter
José Luis Rubio ... production assistant
Félix Acaso ... voice dubbing: Peter Cushing (uncredited)
Víctor Agramunt ... voice dubbing: Ángel del Pozo (uncredited)
Francisco Arenzana ... voice dubbing: Fernando Villena (uncredited) / voice dubbing: José Jaspe/various (uncredited)
Ángel María Baltanás ... voice dubbing: Vicente Roca (uncredited)
Vicente Bañó ... voice dubbing: Telly Savalas (uncredited)
Luis Carrillo ... voice dubbing: Alberto De Mendoza (uncredited)
Maripe Castro ... voice dubbing (uncredited)
María del Puy ... voice dubbing: Silvia Tortosa (uncredited)
Roger Delgado ... voice dubbing: Julio Peña: English version (uncredited)
Ana Díaz Plana ... voice dubbing: Alice Reinhart (uncredited)
Joaquín Escola ... voice dubbing: Jorge Rigaud (uncredited)
Antolín García ... voice dubbing: Julio Peña (uncredited)
Manolo García ... voice dubbing: Russell Allen (uncredited)
Pilar Gentil ... voice dubbing: Faith Clift (uncredited)
Olive Gregg ... voice dubbing: Alice Reinheart: English version (uncredited) / voice dubbing: Helga Liné: English version (uncredited) / voice dubbing: Silvia Tortosa: English version (uncredited)
José Guardiola ... voice dubbing: Christopher Lee (uncredited)
Federico Guillén ... voice dubbing: various (uncredited)
Celia Honrubia ... voice dubbing: Helga Liné (uncredited)
Víctor Ramírez ... voice dubbing: Victor Israel (uncredited)
Robert Rietty ... voice dubbing: Alberto de Mendoza: English version (uncredited)
Pedro Sempson ... voice dubbing (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

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

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Also Known As
  • Horror Express (United Kingdom)
  • Zombie Express to Hell (Japan, English title)
  • Panic in the Trans-Siberian Train (World-wide, English title)
  • Horror Express (Ireland, English title)
  • Horror Express (Canada, English title)
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  • 91 min
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Budget $300,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

Trivia Peter Cushing arrived in Spain for filming and immediately told producer Bernard Gordon that he could not do the picture, as he felt it was too soon after his wife's death. Christopher Lee convinced Cushing to stay on by reminiscing with him about the previous movies they'd worked on together, much to the relief of Gordon. 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 »
Movie Connections Edited into Night of the Living Late Show (2021). See more »
Crazy Credits In the opening credits of the English-language VHS version, Christopher Lee's name is misspelled as "Cristopher". See more »
Quotes Dr. Wells: [entering Saxon and Mirov's compartment with a shotgun] Thought this might come in handy.
Inspector Mirov: [sarcastic] Oh, good idea. 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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