The Quatermass Xperiment (Shock) (The Creeping Unknown)
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The Quatermass Xperiment (Shock) (The Creeping Unknown)
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 the fungus begins to ominously grow. Quartermass, the world's greatest scientist, is called in to investigate as the fungus is threatening to totally engulf the hapless spaceman. The panicky astronaut breaks out of the hospital. Soon he has become a murderous, ever-growing fungus monster that has become a threat to all of England causing the government to… 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)