Tuesday, 15 December 2015

DECEMBER15, 2015

HORROR EXPRESS / Pánico en el Transiberiano (1972) Directed by Eugenio Martin **

I'm a sucker for films set on trains (SHANGHAI EXPRESS, ROME EXPRESS, TERROR BY NIGHT etc) so I was more than usually tolerant of this Ango-Spanish production. I've had it around for years but only recently got around to watching it and admit to being pleasantly surprised - by which I mean that I wasn't bored. Helping the plot along are Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee, a mad monk, a living fossil and a bunch of Cossacks led by Telly Savalas while Martino's direction is adequate for the story which tends to get a bit repetitive.

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