Quatermass II (Nigel Kneale) – Fear Of The Outsider Within The Landscape.

The characters of Nigel Kneale's work rarely like the "outsider." The drama of his plays is often built around small groups of people at odds with (or at least representational nationally of being at odds with) some concept of the outsider. The oppositional group will be diametrically opposed for a variety of reasons; sometimes for … Continue reading Quatermass II (Nigel Kneale) – Fear Of The Outsider Within The Landscape.

Hysteria and Curses in Nigel Kneale’s Baby (Beasts, 1976).

When watching Nigel Kneale's infinitely weird TV series, Beasts (1976), there's a great sense of underlying currents behind what appear to be strange amalgamations of the everyday with something of the Other.  Though the links between the episodes are often animalistic, ranging the ghost of a dolphin in Buddyboy to the hoards of rats in … Continue reading Hysteria and Curses in Nigel Kneale’s Baby (Beasts, 1976).