At the dawn of the space age the British Rocket Group launches three astronauts on an experimental mission. Their ship, Quatermass 1, loses radio contact with Earth and later crash-lands. Professor Bernard Quatermass (Brian Donlevy) is one of the first on the scene, and is intrigued to discover that two of the crew are no longer aboard. It soon becomes clear that the mission’s sole survivor, Victor Carroon (Richard Wordsworth), is desperately ill.
Carroon is rapidly consumed by the parasitic alien organism that killed his fellow astronauts. He embarks on a murderous rampage, powerless to prevent his ultimate, horrifying transformation. “The Quatermass Xperiment” was based on Nigel Kneale’s groundbreaking BBC serial, and was the first of Hammer Film Productions’ legendary horror films.
Directed by Val Guest / Black and White / 78 minutes / iPod-ready MP4 file / Includes bonus video featuring the complete versions of the only two surviving episodes of the 1953 BBC serial