Dir: Freddie Francis
Starring: Jack Palance and Diana Dors
A black magic worshipper is compelled to sacrifice women to the statue of an African god
In this horror film, Jack Palance parks his car outside Taplow station and then boards a train formed of a pair of Class 123 Swindon-built InterCity DMUs. This is believed to be the only time that this class has appeared on screen and they are, in fact, fairly rare even in books. There is also a run-by of an express hauled by a Class 52 ‘Western’ diesel-hydraulic that was also filmed at Taplow, and a shot of a Class 121 single car DMU at Windsor & Eton Central station, possibly with a trailer behind.