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>
Can anything escape its terror?
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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
There's no explanation given for why the creature returns to the fissure after every meal. 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, these windows were barred and that door were locked all night. So, whoever it was came in here must be... most unusual.
Referenced in The Stuff
Serenade for Strings in E Major, Op. 22: V. Finale: Allegro vivace
Written by Antonín Dvorák See more