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Horror Express

Horror Express – 1973
Can it be stopped?
Eugenio Martín (as Gene Martin)

Arnaud d’Usseau (screenplay) and
Julian Zimet (screenplay) originally as Julian Halevy

Bernard Gordon producer
Gregorio Sacristán associate producer

Christopher Lee – Professor Alexander Saxton
Peter Cushing – Dr. Wells
Alberto de Mendoza – Father Pujardov
Silvia Tortosa – Countess Irina Petrovska
Julio Peña – Inspector Mirov
Ángel del Pozo – Yevtushenko (as Angel del Pozo)
Helga Liné – Natasha
Alice Reinheart – Miss Jones
José Jaspe – Conductor Koniev
Georges Rigaud – Count Maryan Petrovski (as Jorge Rigaud)
Víctor Israel – Luggage Worker
Faith Clift – American Passenger
Juan Olaguivel – Creature (as Juan Olaguibel)
Bernabe Barta Barri – First Telegraphist (as Barta Barri)
Peter Beckman
Hiroshi Kitatawa – Krasinsky
Vicente Roca – Station Master
José Canalejas – Russian Guard
José Marco – Vorkin
Allen Russell – Captain O’Hagan
Telly Savalas – Captain Kazan
Fernando Villena – (uncredited)

Review by Theo Robertson

I first saw HORROR EXPRESS when I was about 12 or 13 and thought it was a really great horror film but the second (And last) time I saw it was when I was about 26 or 27 and I was rather disappointed with it. I was able to notice the cheap production values like the train station at Vladivostok being a very obvious studio interior and the back projection used for the train when travelling through the Siberian countryside, and some plot holes in the script.

But having said all that HORROR EXPRESS is an entertaining film in a very undemanding way, it’s the sort of film that’s scary to children without giving them nightmares and does include the classic line “But we’re British”

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