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Trailers from Hell: Joe Dante on Lee & Cushing Team-Up 'Horror Express'

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood October 31, 2012 at 12:40PM

Christopher Lee Halloween! week continues at Trailers from Hell with director and TFH creator Joe Dante introducing "Horror Express," calling the film "one of the most satisfying screen pairings of longtime friends Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing."
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"Horror Express"
"Horror Express"

Christopher Lee Halloween! week continues at Trailers from Hell with director and TFH creator Joe Dante introducing "Horror Express," calling the film "one of the most satisfying screen pairings of longtime friends Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing."

This Spanish-British coproduction, shot in Madrid under the evocative title Panic on the Trans-Siberian Railroad, remains one of the most satisfying screen pairings of longtime friends Christopher lee and Peter Cushing. Nevertheless Cushing, mourning the passing of his wife, initially tried to leave the picture before shooting and had to be talked into going through with it by Lee, with both later admitting it was one of their most enjoyable experiences. Initially unheralded, it's since become a fan favorite.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.