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>
Can anything escape its terror?
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Did You Know?
The film was originally intended to have been a sequel to another Hammer success, The Quatermass Xperiment
(1955), but creator Nigel Kneale
vetoed the use of his character(s) by another writer--hence Prof. Bernard Quatermass swiftly became Dr. Adam Royston. See more
Out of interest, the Thompson sub machine gun was issued to British forces. It was issued to regular army, Home guard (later TA) and especially auxiliary units. It was also issued to commandos, both army and later RN. Originating from the early twenties, the Tommy gun was issued to Brits much later, and some stayed in service for a very long time. See more
What happened, sir? I don't understand.
Dr. Adam Royston
Peter, I'm afraid I don't either. Yesterday the material in that container was giving a danger-point radiation reading. Now, as you just saw, it's nothing.
But that's impossible! Isn't it?
Dr. Adam Royston
Yesterday I would have said yes, but this fact is inescapable: The energy trapped in that trinium has been sucked right out of it. And furthermore, that window was barred and these doors were locked all night. So whoever it was came in here must be most ... unusual.