Four passengers meet on a train journey through Eastern Europe during the First World War, and face a mystery that must be solved if they are to survive...Bizarre creatures, satanic rites, terrified passengers and the romance of travelling by train, all feature in this classically styled horror.
Imagine there was a supernatural chiller that Hammer Films never made. A grand epic produced at the studio’s peak, which played like a cross between the Dracula and Frankenstein films and Dr Terror’s House Of Horrors...
Four passengers meet on a train journey through Eastern Europe during the First World War, and face a mystery that must be solved if they are to survive. As the ‘Arkangel’ races through the war-torn countryside, they must find out:
What is in the casket that everyone is so afraid of?
What is the tragic secret of the veiled Red Countess who travels with them?
Why is their fellow passenger the army brigadier so feared by his own men?
And what exactly is the devilish secret of the Arkangel itself?
Bizarre creatures, satanic rites, terrified passengers and the romance of travelling by train, all in a classically styled horror novel.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - adpaton - LibraryThing
Christopher Fowler takes a break from his beloved geriatric detctives Bryant and May to delve back into his supernatural roots in this diabolical pastiche, Hell Train. Although the book has recieved ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - aadyer - LibraryThing
An enjoyable romp through an alternate Hammer universe, with some thoughtful pastiche writing, & plenty of ogre for those who like that sort of thing. It is two stories within one story, & very ... Read full review