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?
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?
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
Dr. Adam Royston
It's on its way for the biggest meal of its life.
Referenced in The Blob
Serenade for Strings in E Major, Op. 22: V. Finale: Allegro vivace
Written by Antonín Dvorák See more