Thursday, October 20, 2011


Quatermass and the Pit (1967) - Roy Ward Baker

Adapted from an original BBC television series of the same name, Quatermass and the Pit (1967) plays up the terror of the unknown in this sci-fi crossover. This is the third in a trilogy of film adaptations produced by the legendary horror production house, Hammer Films. When a mysterious object is discovered in the London underground along side a set of prehistoric human remains an explanation must be found. Enter Professor Bernard Quatermass, Nigel Kneale's answer to all of Britain's cosmic anomalies. Quatermass quickly deduces that the object is alien in origin and contains the remains of several extra terrestrial beings believed to be from Mars. A theory develops that these beings arrived on earth five million years ago and, in an effort to preserve their dying race, crossed their species with primitive apes. Shaken by what this could mean for our civilization a coverup ensues until the psychokinetic energy awakens the ship's essence, which causes London to tear itself apart. 

Please find below the entire feature film.


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