British Army radiation drills at a remote Scottish base attract a subterranean, radioactive entity of unknown nature that vanishes, leaving two severely radiation-burned soldiers... and a "bottomless" crack in the earth. Others who meet the thing in the night suffer likewise, and with increasing severity; it seems to be able to "absorb" radiation from any source, growing bigger and bigger. What is it?? How do you destroy a thing that "feeds" on energy? Written by
Rod Crawford <email@example.com>
It rises from 2000 miles below the earth to melt everything in its path!
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Did You Know?
According to Jimmy Sangster
, director Leslie Norman
was not overly interested in making this film, but did anyway for the sake of work. Dean Jagger
and other crew members, not to mention Hammer brass, all found Norman very difficult to work with, so much so that despite the film receiving some good notices, Hammer never worked with Norman again. See more
Near the end, when John is backing up the jeep to the pit, he is sweating profusely. In the next scene his face is dry. See more
Dr. Adam Royston
It's on its way for the biggest meal of its life.
Referenced in The Stuff
Serenade for Strings in E Major, Op. 22: V. Finale: Allegro vivace
Written by Antonín Dvorák See more