The Quatermass Xperiment (Shock) (The Creeping Unknown)
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The Quatermass Xperiment (Shock) (The Creeping Unknown)
A rocket crash-lands in England after a flight of more than 57 hours into deep space. The design of Professor Bernard Quatermass (Brian Donlevy), a forceful, misanthropic American scientist, the Q-1 had three astronauts aboard when it left Earth, but only one of them, engineer Victor Caroon (Richard Wordsworth), is on board upon landing, and he is in a near-comatose state. Even more baffling, the spacesuits of the other two men are still aboard the wrecked ship and are still interlocked, as though they were in them when whatever transpired. Quatermass's investigation is complicated by the… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"... the film is never less than intriguing and, at is best, is haunting, horrific and riveting."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Turner Classic Movies Online
"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."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)