JWM SPOOKATHON 2017: Horror Express (1972)


In 1906, in China, a British anthropologist discovers a frozen prehistoric creature and must transport it to Europe by train. (IMDb)

Only gets better as the train travels on: From the opening supernatural-tinged mystery develops a tight and claustrophobic horror-thriller (the limited train setting is excellent) equal parts entertaining camp (see the wild-eyed priest-“There’s a stink of hell on this train”), chilling whodunit intrigue (see the eye-checking), and genuine creepiness (see the red-eyed monster’s bloody kills). A superbly suspenseful climax topped off with weird, grimy guitar-led music serves as a perfect ending.

7.5/10 (Really Good)

CREEPY QUOTE: “One man dead, another missing. It’s time we opened that box!” – Inspector Mirov

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