Quatermass 2

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.

Release details

Duration: 85 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Val Guest
Screenwriter: Nigel Kneale, Val Guest
Cast: Brian Donlevy
John Longden
Sidney James
Bryan Forbes
Vera Day
William Franklyn
Charles Lloyd Pack
Michael Ripper
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