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Saturday, 2 April 2016

Quatermass 2 (1957)

The first film (1955) must've done something right because the sequel had more than twice the budget to play with. In it, Quatermass' rocket project has been grounded and he finds himself out of the loop, so to speak, but even opposition and secrecy won't stop the stern, bossy professor (again played by Brian Donlevy) being a pain in the ass of the higher-ups. It's just as well, too, because what begins with mysterious skin burns leads the intrepid professor to uncover a terrifying threat to the entire Earth!
The locations are more elaborate and varied this time, with the scenes in the industrial plant being especially good, like something from a tense cold war thriller, but overall I enjoyed Xperiment slightly more.

3 overshots out of 5

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