Monday, March 27, 2006


"He's got the evil eye!"

A classic 1973 Eugenio Martin film starring the ethereal Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee with Alberto De Mendoza and Telly Savalas. The story is set on the Trans-Siberian Express traveling from China through a blizzard in 1906, on a very well constructed model train I might add. The production values are perfect. An icy and ancient unearthly creature is brought aboard and all hell basically breaks loose. The sets are absolutely gorgeous as well as the costumes and the entire cast is superb. In particular, Alberto de Mendoza as the maniacal monk Pujardov is both entrancing and sexy to watch. In addition, John Cacavas score is haunting and completely original. Beautiful moving images and sound abound in this diamond of a horror film. The DVD release has an isolated music and effects feature as well as a Spanish language track.


At 10:39 AM, Anonymous michael floyd said...

I neglected to add the amazing Helga Line as the spy. She is so great and is also featured in the awesome "The Blancheville Monster" in addition to other horror films.


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