Quatermass 2 (1957)
as Prof. Bernard Quatermass
as Inspector Lomax
as Jimmy Hall
as The P.R.O.
as Secretary at Community Center
as Mrs. McLeod
as 1st Lab Assistant
as Young Girl
Critic Reviews for Quatermass 2
Val Guest's direction is as uncertain as script on which he collabs with Nigel Kneale [author of original story], with the result that all characters are stodgy.
Despite some clumsy moments that have not worn well, it remains one of the more bizarre and impressive of the early British horror pictures.
This is one of the best science-fiction films ever to come from Britain.
A masterful near-satire of Cold War paranoia and, arguably, the best of the Quatermass series.
A wonderfully entertaining British science fiction story with Donlevy flinty as the single-minded Quartermass.
Audience Reviews for Quatermass 2
Brilliant early sci-fi horror that many TV shows and films today owe a debt to.
Slightly better than The Quatermass Xperiment, Quatermass 2 is an almost completely different animal than its predecessor. Brian Donlevy is a less dickish Quatermass this time around as he tries to warn the town about an alien invasion instead of playing science and politics. The top secret base, the soldiers and all the imagery they bring are pretty damn frightening. The buildup to the 2 minutes of the monster(s) you eventually see is worth it. Unlike its predecessor, Quatermass 2 is entirely worth the trouble.
excellent paranoid thriller aka enemy from space. professor quatermass discovers a mysterious 'area 51' in the english countryside. donlevy seems more committed to his role this time out; he's even learned to pronounce his name. pretty decent effects and great location. one more smart 50's sci fi from hammer, maybe the best of the quatermass series
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