Horror Express Reviews

  • Dec 22, 2020

    Interesting, ambitiously plotted Gothic horror/sci-fi concoction featuring the reliable duo of Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, with a smattering of dry humor and Telly Savalas thrown in for good measure. Horror Express tells the now familiar tale of an abandoned alien life form that has survived millions of years by sucking the life and memories out of any living creature it looks at; what makes the picture both fresh and totally bonkers is that it's set on the Trans-Siberian Express in 1906, and a renegade monk-believing the alien is Satan himself-starts calling it master and begging it to take over his body and soul. Although talents diverse as George R.R. Martin and Tobe Hooper have mined similar territory over the years, Horror Express operates on its own unique little island of fun.

    Interesting, ambitiously plotted Gothic horror/sci-fi concoction featuring the reliable duo of Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, with a smattering of dry humor and Telly Savalas thrown in for good measure. Horror Express tells the now familiar tale of an abandoned alien life form that has survived millions of years by sucking the life and memories out of any living creature it looks at; what makes the picture both fresh and totally bonkers is that it's set on the Trans-Siberian Express in 1906, and a renegade monk-believing the alien is Satan himself-starts calling it master and begging it to take over his body and soul. Although talents diverse as George R.R. Martin and Tobe Hooper have mined similar territory over the years, Horror Express operates on its own unique little island of fun.

  • Oct 18, 2020

    Beautiful cinematography. Current showings are much brighter and crisper than the old VHS of years ago.

    Beautiful cinematography. Current showings are much brighter and crisper than the old VHS of years ago.

  • Dec 27, 2019

    Quite a bizarre mix of genres, but it's got Lee and Cushing at the top of their game. While it's hard to define, the malevolent force in this makes for an entertaining, claustrophobic horror flick. It's not Hammer, but if you like that flavor, this is for you.

    Quite a bizarre mix of genres, but it's got Lee and Cushing at the top of their game. While it's hard to define, the malevolent force in this makes for an entertaining, claustrophobic horror flick. It's not Hammer, but if you like that flavor, this is for you.

  • Oct 26, 2019

    Very underrated & entertaining! It's hard to believe a film with such a stellar cast can slip into the realm of forgotten horror cinema so quietly & seamless. Not only does the story have exciting & creative qualities this film also delivers a climax which should entertain most lovers of horror cinema.

    Very underrated & entertaining! It's hard to believe a film with such a stellar cast can slip into the realm of forgotten horror cinema so quietly & seamless. Not only does the story have exciting & creative qualities this film also delivers a climax which should entertain most lovers of horror cinema.

  • Sep 28, 2019

    "Monster? We're British, you know." A tightly filmed, claustrophobically set, dialogue-brilliant, well done make-up, blessed with several good actors cult-classic adaptation of "Who Goes There?". It's not good enough to have won any awards, but it has certainly set the example for any future movies in the same genre.

    "Monster? We're British, you know." A tightly filmed, claustrophobically set, dialogue-brilliant, well done make-up, blessed with several good actors cult-classic adaptation of "Who Goes There?". It's not good enough to have won any awards, but it has certainly set the example for any future movies in the same genre.

  • May 16, 2019

    Horror Express is a horror movie about a scientist who transports a prehistoric, frozen creature from Shanghai to London by train. As the creature arises from its hibernation-like sleep, it starts to kill the passengers of the train, sucking the memories out of their brains. The movie is quite atmospheric, as it features impressively decorated settings and a moody soundtrack. Also, the cast is very believable, and the performances make the hunt for the murdering creature entertaining. Still, the actual narrative is relatively shallow and only the last third is genuinely thrilling, which makes the movie unbalanced between horror and mystery thriller. Full review on my blog movie-discourse.

    Horror Express is a horror movie about a scientist who transports a prehistoric, frozen creature from Shanghai to London by train. As the creature arises from its hibernation-like sleep, it starts to kill the passengers of the train, sucking the memories out of their brains. The movie is quite atmospheric, as it features impressively decorated settings and a moody soundtrack. Also, the cast is very believable, and the performances make the hunt for the murdering creature entertaining. Still, the actual narrative is relatively shallow and only the last third is genuinely thrilling, which makes the movie unbalanced between horror and mystery thriller. Full review on my blog movie-discourse.

  • Nov 24, 2018

    Great 70's euro-horror,great cast except for savalas.

    Great 70's euro-horror,great cast except for savalas.

  • Nov 24, 2018

    great effects. Loved the white eyes.

    great effects. Loved the white eyes.

  • Feb 21, 2018

    Special FX and make-up might look so-so for its time, but superb acting, tight storytelling and truly spooky imagery secure its rightful cult status. Fans of "The Thing" will find it particularly delightful.

    Special FX and make-up might look so-so for its time, but superb acting, tight storytelling and truly spooky imagery secure its rightful cult status. Fans of "The Thing" will find it particularly delightful.

  • Mar 12, 2017

    One of the better (and final) Cushing and Lee movies and it isn't a Hammer! They are both in the movie substantially (often they are billed but hardly in the movies!) and this terror on a train film certainly has the odd moment of horror (even though some of the ideas are repeated too often). Good atmosphere and there are worse films to watch!

    One of the better (and final) Cushing and Lee movies and it isn't a Hammer! They are both in the movie substantially (often they are billed but hardly in the movies!) and this terror on a train film certainly has the odd moment of horror (even though some of the ideas are repeated too often). Good atmosphere and there are worse films to watch!