Friday, 1 April 2016
The Quatermass Xperiment (1955)
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