The Quatermass Xperiment (Shock) (The Creeping Unknown)
The Quatermass Xperiment (Shock) (The Creeping Unknown) (1955)

In this sci-fi horror film, a spaceship returns to Earth. Only one man survived the voyage and unbeknownst to his fellow humans, he has been infected by an alien fungus upon his hand. He is immediately isolated in a London hospital. There… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 28, 1955
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Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online

... the film is never less than intriguing and, at is best, is haunting, horrific and riveting.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

This is Hammer's first major horror/science-fiction hit, but almost as notable is the fact that its doomed astronaut is the founding member of the studio's tragic rogues' gallery of transformed innocents -- monsters that didn't ask for their fates.

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Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
The Quatermass Xperiment was one of the first of the now famous Hammer Horror films. This genre of horror injected new life into a genre that somehow lost its… More
Stella Dallas
this is the film that made the hammer name synonymous with horror. based on a groundbreaking bbc serial, it's still creepy and intelligent scifi that must… More
Michael Gildea
The Quatermass Xperiment doesn't quite live up to all the hype as the granddaddy of Hammer Horror. Some parts were legitimately creepy (the cockpit film… More
alan jay
Outdated but with an original storyline that is to be praised. The plot concept seems a bit too drawn out and has a predictable ending. Donlevy acts more like… More
Ross Collins
B-movie horror that cannot really be described as sci-fi with its awful portrayal of science as well as some terrible physics. Pretty poor alien invasion affair… More