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Horror Express (1972)
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Horror Express (1972) In 1906, in China, Professor Alexander Saxton discovers an ancient frozen fossil in the remote Province of Szechuan. He brings the remains of the being in a box to Shanghai and boards a trans-Siberian train, where he meets his acquaintance Dr. Wells. During the trip, a life force trapped in the frozen creature is released, killing and stealing the memories of the passengers.

Movie Tagline:
Can it be stopped?

Title: Horror Express
Release Date: January , 1974
Runtime: 90 mins
Genre: Horror
All Genres: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Languages: English
Country: UK, Spain
Colors: Color
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 6.4
Buried.com Rating: 7.4 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With H

MPAA Rating: R

Eugenio Martin

Christopher Lee ...Prof. Sir Alexander Saxton (as Cristopher Lee)
Peter Cushing ...Dr. Wells
Alberto de Mendoza ...Father Pujardov
Silvia Tortosa ...Countess Irina Petrovska
Julio Pena ...Inspector Mirov
Angel del Pozo ...yevtushenko (as Angel del Pozo)
Helga Line ...Natasha
Alice Reinheart ...Miss Jones
Jose Jaspe ...Conductor Koniev
George Rigaud ...Count Maryan Petrovski (as Jorge Rigaud)
Victor Israel ...Luggage Worker
Faith Clift ...American Passenger
Juan Olaguivel ...Creature (as Juan Olaguibel)
Barta Barri ...First Telegraphist
Peter Beckman ...
Hiroshi Kitatawa ...Krasinsky
Vicente Roca ...Station Master
Jose Canalejas ...Russian Guard
Jose Marco ...Vorkin
Allen Russell ...Captain O'Hagan
Telly Savalas ...Captain Kazan
Al Pereira ...Gentleman in Train Station
Fernando Villena ...

Bernard Gordon
Gregorio Sacristan

Arnaud d'Usseau
Julian Zimet

John Cacavas

More Movie Taglines:
  • Can it be stopped?
  • A nightmare of terror travelling aboard the Horror Express!
  • Your Non Stop Ride to Hell Boards at 8 P.M.
Movie Quote(s):
  • 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.
  • Captain Kazan: Tell me, Mirov, what do you know about all the filth that's going on here?
  • Captain Kazan: He knows that a horse has four legs. He knows that a murderer has two arms. But still, the devil must be afraid of one honest Cossack.
  • Captain Kazan: Now, anything, anything that moves near that door, kill it! Dr. Wells: But what if the monk is innocent? Captain Kazan: Ahhh, we got *lots* of innocent monks!
  • [opening narration] Professor Alexander Saxton: The following report to the Royal Geological Society by the undersigned, Alexander Saxton, is a true and faithful account of events that befell the Society's expedition in Manchuria. As the leader of the expedition, I must accept responsibility for its ending in disaster, but I leave to the judgement of the honorable members of the Society the decision as to where the blame for the catastrophe lies.
Movie Trivia:
  • The train interior sets and the train model used for the exterior shots were the same sets that the producer/director had just used for their collaboration Pancho Villa (1972), which had just finished production and which also featured Telly Savalas.
  • 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 films they'd worked on together, much to the relief of Gordon.
  • German Import DVD has a Super-8 Version (German language only), as a special feature on the disc.
  • During the production there was only one set available for the interior of the train cars. All of the scenes for each train car had to be shot at once and then the set would have to be reconstructed for the next train car.
  • Ironically the film wasn't a success in director Eugenio Martin's home country of Spain.
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