X The Unknown – Leslie Norman (1956)

Following on from Hammer’s The Quatermass Xperiment, the company continued their desire for rating incorporated titles with 1956’s X The Unknown. It may perhaps hold the most unimaginative of Hammer’s titles but the film itself has some surprisingly good moments. The story follows an extremely similar route to its predecessor but certain tweaks allow more … Continue reading X The Unknown – Leslie Norman (1956)

Quatermass and the Pit – Roy Ward Baker (1967)

Moving away from the established ideals of the first two Hammer Quatermass films, 1967’s Quatermass and the Pit has much to praise.  Part of this is most definitely down to the change in director to Hammer regular Roy Wood Baker who creates an interestingly claustrophobic London.  While excavating renovation for Hobb’s End Tube station, workman … Continue reading Quatermass and the Pit – Roy Ward Baker (1967)

The Quatermass Xperiment – Val Guest (1955)

Still reeling from the massive success of Cold War infused science fiction, Hammer films clearly saw a gap in the market for a British flavoured take on the paranoid happenings around space travel and nuclear weapons.  Adapting Nigel Kneale’s original BBC Quatermass series is an absolute masterstroke by Hammer producer Anthony Hinds and it can … Continue reading The Quatermass Xperiment – Val Guest (1955)