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.