The previous post, Hammer Horror: Dracula, was originally going to cover all the Hammer films included in the Horror Universe. However, as I was reviewing my book and dong the research, I realized that most of the Hammer Horror in the Horror Universe is from the Dracula series, and the few other unconnected films included were mostly in through Anno Dracula.
But as I was doing that research, I also started looking at Horror Express, the film that seems like it should be a Hammer film, even though it's not. So normally I only do one blog post on Thursdays related to a television series or film that is linked to the Horror Universe in the Horror Crossover Encyclopedia, but this Thursday, here's a bonus post.
HORROR EXPRESS (FILM)
Release Date: 1973 (Setting is 1906)
Series: Horror Express
The Story: A British anthropologist transports his find, which he believes to be the missing link, via the Trans-Siberian Express from China to Moscow, but as the journey goes on, it appears the “cave man” may be possessed by an evil alien entity.
Notes: This film is later incorporated into the Horror Universe in a crossover story. This is actually a Universal film, even though Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing were best known for collaborating in Hammer horror projects. This film has been referenced in other films a number of times.
TALES OF THE SHADOWMEN VOLUME 1: THE MODERN BABYLON and VOLUME 2: GENTLEMEN OF THE NIGHT “THE WEREWOLF OF RUTHERFORD GRANGE” (SHORT STORY BY G.L. GICK)
Release Date: 2005 (Setting is 1911)
Series: Tales of the Shadowmen
Horror Crosses: Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos; Dracula (novel); Shadowmancer; Cat People; Horror Express; Werewolf of Paris; The Catman of Paris; Phantom of the Opera (novel); The Wolf in the Garden; Nanny and the Professor; Carnacki Ghost Finder; Sar Dubnotal
Non-Horror Crosses: See Notes
The Story: Famed detective Harry Dickson shares a story of one of his earliest cases when he was still an assistant to Sexton Blake and Sherlock Holmes. In this tale, Dickson finds himself being assigned to a security detail for a conference, but gets himself involved in dealing with a supernatural menace, something he strongly disbelieves even as he is experiencing it. And even then, things are never quite what they seem.
Notes: This is an excellent tale full of crossovers, and with so many surprises and twists to keep the reader captivated.
1994--STARGATE--Alien posession of bodies, flashing to earlier form of the alien's face just before alien's death. It may be that the alien here is the same or a similar species as seen in Horror Express.