Quatermass and the Pit (1967) Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
We have met the enemy, and it is us: when a Martian spacecraft with a terrifying link to the origins of humanity is unearthed beneath a London tube station, only the esteemed Professor Bernard Quatermass (a very British—and possibly mad—precursor to Mulder and Scully) can save London’s suddenly murderous population from itself. One of the most intelligently paranoid science fiction films ever produced, this pessimistic masterpiece functions as a dark flip side to the relatively optimistic alien-induced evolution theory presented in the later 2001: A Space Odyssey. Nigel Kneale’s brilliant script (which posits a surprisingly plausible, otherworldly rationale for the existence of the supernatural) was later appropriated by acknowledged fan John Carpenter for his underrated Prince of Darkness. In addition to boasting a flawless widescreen print, this marvelous tape also features a hilariously overdone original U.S. trailer ("Women will be defiled by the invaders from outer space!" it erroneously shrieks). A must-see for horror and science fiction aficionados. This film is also known as Five Million Years to Earth. —Andrew Wright
Synopsis:An ancient Martian spaceship is unearthed in London, and proves to have powerful psychic effects on the people around.
About Quatermass and the Pit (1967)
Starring: Brian Peck, Julian Glover, Barbara Shelley, Andrew Keir, John Graham, Thomas Heathcote, Noel Howlett, Hugh Manning, June Ellis, Keith Marsh, James Donald, James Culliford, Duncan Lamont, Bee Duffell, Bryan Marshall, Roger Avon, Peter Copley, Edwin Richfield, Charles Lamb, Grant Taylor, Peter Bennett, Maurice Good, Bette Bourne, Robert Morris, John Bown, Sheila Steafel, Simon Brent, Hugh Futcher, David Crane, Hugh Morton
Runtime: 97 minutes
Director: Roy Ward Baker