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Friday, 1 April 2016

The Quatermass Xperiment (1955)

Hammer's first of three Quatermass films hits the ground running and for the most part keeps the momentum going nicely.
Without any warning, an object from space lands in a field in England. Quatermass is quickly on the scene, getting his hands dirty (i.e. dirtier) as he tries to unravel the mystery of what's found inside.
He's not a typical 'hero' type, in fact, at times he's a downright unlikeable git, but it could be argued that if the great danger is to be averted then it needs someone with an ability to maintain a professional detachment.
Hammer didn't dabble in straight-up sci-fi often, but they proved with Xperiment (sic) that they could do it just as well as they could do horror.

3½ non-picnics out of 5

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