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Wednesday, August 9, 2017


Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee and Telly Savalas star in this excellent winner of a film.

The print from Sinister is beautiful and I can actually read the credits on the film for the first time ever.

Lee stars as Alexander Saxton who has discovered a frozen corpse of prehistoric man and is attempting to have it transported back to England via the Trans Siberian Express.

Mysterious deaths occur even before the creature is loaded aboard. A police inspector boars the train to investigate and before you know it the train is off and running, and the creature escapes. An ancient alien life form has inhabited the body of the creature and uses it as a host.

It absorbs the memory of it's victims who die and have blood running from their eyes and their brains boiled!! Cushing is Dr. Wells who must help Saxton find a way of finding which body the creature has inhabited ater the police inspector, Mirov shoots is and fatally wounds it.

This is an excellent thriller which is very claustrophobic as it confines the action to a train speeding across the frozen countryside. This film has been available on many various labels for years and as I said before, this is the best print I have ever seen of this film.

The supporting cast includes Savalas as a Cossack who boards the train to investigate the murders, but in in turn killed along with all of his troops, Helga Line is beautiful as always, Silvia Tortosa is a gorgeous Russian princess.

This is a highly recommended horror film that really deserves more exposure than it is given.

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