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Quatermass and the Pit

Quatermass and the Pit 12 rating

One of Britain’s finest sci-fi films, based on Nigel Kneale’s masterful script, about the discovery of ancient alien craft beneath central London.

Horror 1967 94 mins

Director: Roy Ward Baker

Overview

The film version of Nigel Kneale’s third Quatermass story boasts one of the most elaborate screenplays in British cinema. As boffins, army officers and politicians argue over a mysterious object unearthed at a London tube station, Kneale introduces and interweaves numerous narrative threads (scientific, mythic, historical, psychological, religious, etc) to intriguing and increasingly apocalyptic effect.