Hammer alumni / horror royalty Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee reunite for this tale of mad monks, primitive humanoids and bloodthirsty zombies set aboard a train bound for Moscow!
Renowned anthropologist Saxton (Lee) boards the Trans-Siberian Express with a crate containing a prehistoric humanoid’s frozen remains, which could prove to be human evolution’s “missing link.” But when the creature thaws, it unleashes a brain-scarfing spree turning its victims into the eye-bleeding undead. Can the crafty colleagues stop this two-million-year-old monster, hordes of zombie passengers and a psychotic Cossack (Telly Savalas!!!) before terror goes off the rails?
Directed by Spanish genre filmmaker Eugenio Martin — and written by the two Hollywood-blacklisted screenwriters who devised the unusual biker flick PSYCHOMANIA — HORROR EXPRESS remains one for the most thrilling (and, quite literally) chilling horror efforts of the early 1970s.
”…really defies any genre, containing elements of murder mystery, zombie films, and even romance all mixed up together.” - Richard Thomas, Starburst