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Really Awful Movies: Ep 109 – Horror Express

Peter Cushing. Christopher Lee. What more do you need? As a bonus, there’s Telly Savalas. And a mad monk.

Horror Express, a.k.a Pánico en el Transiberiano in mellifluous Spanish (Panic on the Trans-Siberian Express) is a 1972 Spanish-British science fiction-horror film produced by Bernard Gordon and Gregorio Sacristan, and directed by Eugenio Martín. The latter worked with Telly Savalas again a year later in Pancho Villa.

In Horror Express, a train is transporting mysterious cargo belonging to anthropologist Dr. Saxton (played by the incomparable Christopher Lee).

The contents of the freight include a frozen, hairy missing link-type creature found in Manchuria.

Naturally, curiosity gets the better of a few of the passengers – to their peril!

Listen to our take on this 1972 classic, reminiscent of some of the Hammer Horror films kicking around at the time.

Really Awful Movies: Ep 99 – House on Haunted Hill

We’re big fans of Vincent Price here on the Really Awful Movies Podcast and if you haven’t checked out Jeff’s interview with Vincent’s daughter Victoria, you owe it to yourself to do so as she talks about the legacy of her famous pops.

Here we examine the Price classic, House on Haunted Hill.

Many horror fans (and movie fans in general) are reluctant to delve into the past as they see anything made before 1996 as “old.” But, as the cliche goes, if you don’t know where you’ve been, you won’t know where you’re going.

Viewers will be rewarded by checking out the fun, campy and effortlessly spirited House on Haunted Hill. It’s a straightforward haunted house tale: an eccentric millionaire dares a group of disparate characters to spend a night in a house with a ghostly past, with the promise of a reward if they’re able to. Can they survive the night?

Welcome to The House on Haunted Hill: Hope you enjoy your stay! And be sure and check out episodes of the Really Awful Movies Podcast, where we delve into horror and genre films from the past to the present. Subscribe now!