Quatermass II (1955)

It was one of those rare, surprise successes.  But could it be repeated? In 1953, BBC staff scriptwriter, Nigel Kneale, convinced the Beeb to let him write a SF/horror play to fill an empty Saturday night slot.  It was a huge success, drawing a record audience, and inspired their competitors to make their own SF […]

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The Food of the Gods (1976)

Bert I. Gordon seemed to specialize in making things big. In fact, most of his contributions to the world of low budget horror and SF seem to involve photographically blowing something up to giant size, whether insects or people or animals of one sort or another, In fact, his first Seven movies — every one he […]

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The Uninvited (1997)

It seems strange, but one of the seminal SF film and TV series remains little seen in the United States. I refer, of course, to the original Quatermass serials and the Hammer film remakes that followed.  While he had minimal impact on American SF movies, Quatermass inspired a generation of British SF movies and television […]

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