A well done science fiction-horror about an alien parasite that kill people by boiling the brain and making them to zombies. The effect of seeing people's eyes bleed and then turn to white is effective and leaves an imprint on my memories. Added value is Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing who both are leading heroes for once. A haunting and eerie soundtrack also help. Just suspend your belief and have fun.
Good mix of old-school class in steady build-up and elegant acting and 1970's horror campiness in purpose and action. It's more fun and enjoyable than scary or literate, yet is bursting with creativity in plot and enjoyable action-horror sequences that are overblown, if grin inducing. Don't expect to think much here, but that's precisely the fun. Charming pulp-art, indeed.
Not as bad as the first 30 minutes lead me to believe it would be. Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing on screen together alone was all the reason I needed to watch, but a brief appearance by a hysterically hard-assed Telly Savalas made it worth the watch. The slow build-up to a worthwhile final act made Horror Express worth the wait.
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.