Quatermass and the Pit (aka Five Million Years to Earth)

1967, 98m, 35mm, UK

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Screened June 16–19, 2018

Hammer’s reboot of the Quatermass franchise again compressed six episodes from the decade-earlier television version, with creator Nigel Kneale on board as screenwriter. Baker’s first feature for the studio offers brain-teasing sci-fi, gripping suspense, and disaster-movie mayhem as the good professor (Andrew Keir) investigates a mysterious object unearthed by London Underground tunnel construction workers—an undetonated bomb from the Blitz, the military maintains. But terrifying apparitions and paranormal activity suggest a far more ancient force at work…

A film by Roy Ward Baker