The Quatermass Xperiment (1955)





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In this sci-fi horror film, a spaceship returns to Earth. Only one man survived the voyage and unbeknownst to his fellow humans, he has been infected by an alien fungus upon his hand. He is immediately isolated in a London hospital. There the fungus begins to ominously grow. Quartermass, the world's greatest scientist, is called in to investigate as the fungus is threatening to totally engulf the hapless spaceman. The panicky astronaut breaks out of the hospital. Soon he has become a murderous, … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Horror, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Val Guest, Richard H. Landau, Nigel Kneale
United Artists


Margia Dean

as Judith Carroon
Jack Warner

as Insp. Lomax
Brian Donlevy

as Prof. Bernard Quater...
Richard Wordsworth

as Victor Carroon
Gordon Jackson

as BBC TV Producer
David King-Wood

as Dr. Gordon Briscoe
Harold Lang

as Christie
Sam Kydd

as Police Sergeant
Stanley Van Beers

as Dr. Ludwig Reichenhe...
Donald Gray

as TV Announcer
Frank Phillips

as BBC Announcer
Jane Asher

as Little Girl
Maurice Kaufmann

as Marsh (uncredited)
Marianne Stone

as Second Nurse
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All Critics (2)

... the film is never less than intriguing and, at is best, is haunting, horrific and riveting.

Full Review… | November 17, 2011
Turner Classic Movies Online

This is Hammer's first major horror/science-fiction hit, but almost as notable is the fact that its doomed astronaut is the founding member of the studio's tragic rogues' gallery of transformed innocents -- monsters that didn't ask for their fates.

Full Review… | November 17, 2011
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

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