X the Unknown (1956) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • 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 <puffinus@u.washington.edu>
  • A radioactive, mud-like creature terrorizes a Scottish village.

    - Written by Bill Goins <billgoins@aol.com>


While going through some routine practice training inScotlandfor mine detection a group of soldiers detects a large radioactive signal just before the ground opens up in an explosive eruption...

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