This week in the Cinetarium we are showing one of the better films we've featured - Horror Express (1972). This one is notable in that it feels very much like a Hammer film, primarily because it stars good friends and Hammer stalwarts Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. It also tosses Telly Savalas into the mix as well, and is a monster movie to boot!
It tells the story of an archaeological expedition that discovers a prehistoric throwback frozen in ice. While transporting it back to civilization aboard the Trans-Siberian Express train to Moscow it awakens, and begins a killing rampage. Cushing and Lee, professional rivals in the field of archeology, must work together to try to survive and stop the creature - which it turns out, is much more than meets the eye. This one's loosely based on the John W. Campbell novella "Who Goes There?" which also inspired The Thing from Another World (1951) and John Carpenter's The Thing (1982).
You can tune in Saturday at 9pmc on Nashville's Necat Arts CH9 (Comcast Nashville)
and the show is simulcast on the Necat Roku channel (Arts Tab)
and right here on drgangrene.com
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