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Those two funny guys of Cushing & Lee, go on holyday to Spain. Or
rather, they climb up the Trans-Siberian, carrying all their baggage.
Because from the first images, this Spanish film directed by Eugenio
Martín, seems one of the many products of the "Hammer" with the
two and almost certainly the production, for obvious reasons, decides
to follow the same style.
To them we add Telly Savalas and an endless series of excellent genre
actors including Alberto De Mendoza, Julio Peña, Helga
Liné and many others.
This is how a curious, stylish film is born, with an unexpected sci-fi twist.
The trivia about this film are endless and Wkipedia reports that
Cushing was about to give up because of the death of his wife, which
happened a short time before the production and it was Christopher Lee,
a friend of so many adventures, to convince him and help him overcome
panic attacks . A film released simultaneously with "Dracula A.D. 1972
"and which sees the two in a more than rare adventure side by side,
rather than being antagonists.
The story tells of the anthropologist Saxton (Christopher Lee) who in
the most remote China finds a frozen prehistoric creature. He charges
it on the train, to bring it to Europe and here the problems begin. As
can be easily understood, the being awakens (even before leaving) and
sows terror on the train by killing passengers. However, it should be
recognized, a certain elegance, as it saves two candid children. Other
dark passengers follow the story and Saxton and Dr.Wells (Cushing) try
to solve the situation.
The references to "The Thing" are many and not random, because
"Pànico en el Transiberiano" is the second movie (just after
"The Thing") to be taken from the novel "Who Goes There?" by J. W.
An already seen or almost yet that does not avoid "Horror Express" to
be a pleasant film and to have become a small classic over time. The
"Hammer" lesson, very clear to the production, allows us to effectively
use a few sets and few resources, in which the protagonists (needless
to say) are definitely at ease.