June 17, 1957 in UK cinemas: Quatermass 2

A horrible enemy from the unknown strikes terror across the earth!”

Quatermass_2-1957Quatermass 2 (a.k.a. Enemy From Space in the United States) is a black-and-white British science fiction horror film from Hammer Film Productions, produced by Anthony Hinds, directed by Val Guest, that stars Brian Donlevy, and co-stars John Longden, Sid James, Bryan Forbes, Vera Day, and William Franklyn. Quatermass 2 is a sequel to Hammer’s earlier film The Quatermass Xperiment (1955). Like its predecessor, it is based on the BBC Television serial Quatermass II written by Nigel Kneale. Brian Donlevy reprises his role as the eponymous Professor Bernard Quatermass, making him the only actor to twice play the character on the silver screen.

The storyline concerns Quatermass’s investigation of reports of hundreds of meteorites Cinema-UK-06-17-1957landing only in the Winnerden Flats area of the UK. His inquiries lead him to a huge industrial complex, strikingly similar to his own plans for a moon colony. This top-secret facility is in fact the centre of a conspiracy involving the alien infiltration of the highest echelons of the British Government. Quatermass and his allies must now do whatever is necessary to defeat the alien threat before it is too late. [Wikipedia]

Watch the trailer on the Hammer YouTube Channel.

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