An English anthropologist has discovered a frozen monster in the frozen wastes of Manchuria which he believes may be the Missing Link. He brings the creature back to Europe aboard a trans-Siberian express, but during the trip the monster thaws out and starts to butcher the passengers one by one. – IMDb
Eugenio Martin Márquez was born on May 15, 1925 in Granada, Spain. He studied law at the University of Granada and management at QFII and made several short films. He then worked as an assistant director for such directors as Nathan Juran, Nicholas Ray and Guy Hamilton. During the Spaghetti western era he directed four of the genre films: “The Ugly Ones” with Tomas Milian , also the screenplay (1966), “Duel in the Eclipse” with Lang Jeffries (1967), “Pancho Villa” with Telly Savalas (1971) and “Bad Man’s River”, also the screenplay with Lee Van Cleef (1972). He then founded Vega Films in 1972. Eugenio was sometimes credited as Gene Martin. Eugenio’s last film was 1996’s “La sal de la vida”. His biography “Eugenio Martin un autor para todos los generos” by Carlos Aguilar and Anita Haas was released in 2008. Today we celebrate Eugenio Martin’s 85th bithday. —westernsallitaliana.blogspot.com
Yeah, it's all pretty cheesy, but in some ways it kinda has everything: Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing at their best, questionable anthropology, Satan, sexy countesses, political intrigue, Telly Savalas devouring scenery, aliens, drunken Russians - all aboard an old-timey train. What more needs to be said? A cult classic.