Horror Express

Featured In Issue 165, March 2012

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In Horror Express, rival turn-of-the-century anthropologists (Lee and Cushing) transport a frozen "missing link" aboard the Trans-Siberian Express. But when the prehistoric creature thaws and escapes, it unleashes a brain-scarfing spree that turns 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 officer (Savalas) before terror goes off the rails? (Gary Reber)

Special features include an introduction by "Fangoria" Editor Chris Alexander (HD 06:50), an interview with Director Eugenio Martin (HD 13:59), the featurette Notes From The Blacklist: Producer Bernard Gordon Discusses The McCarthy Era (HD 30:30), a 1973 interview with Peter Cushing (Bonus View), a "Telly And Me" interview with Composer John Cacavas (HD 08:04), the theatrical trailer, and previews.

The 1080p AVC picture actually looks quite presentable for an aged print, with nicely saturated colors and naturally rendered fleshtones. Black levels are weak, however, as is shadow delineation. Resolution is generally quite good, with revealing details. The overall visual experience is pleasurable, though, at times print damage is evident. (Gary Reber)

Originally produced in optical monaural, the Dolby® Digital 2.0 monaural soundtrack is undistinguished with a loud, distorted presence, which is characteristic of such films of this genre and age. Interestingly, the end credits music is encoded in Dolby Digital Stereo. (Gary Reber)