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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
NOTHING CAN STOP IT! (original print ad - all caps)
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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
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
You know this Royston chap. Brilliant, of course, I'm sure. But the trouble with these scientific types is they can't see the easy way out of anything. It's got to be complicated if it's going to work.
Referenced in The Blob