An eerie political fable on the lines of Siegel's Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and despite some clumsy moments that have not worn well, it remains one of the more bizarre and impressive of the early British horror pictures. Photographed by Gerald Gibbs in a sombre monochrome that nicely evokes an aura of muted hysteria and despair, it describes Quatermass' discovery that virtually the whole of Britain has been taken over by things from another world, and that the government has already begun laying waste the countryside. Provided you steel yourself against the familiar faces (like Bryan Forbes and Sidney James), the chill is still there.
Cast and crew
|Screenwriter:||Nigel Kneale, Val Guest|
Charles Lloyd Pack