The Quatermass Xperiment Overview:

The Quatermass Xperiment (1955) was a Horror - Science Fiction Film directed by Val Guest and produced by Anthony Hinds and Robert L. Lippert.

BlogHub Articles:

THE QUATERMASS XPERIMENT On Blu-ray From Kino

By Dan Day Jr. on Dec 7, 2014 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

THE QUATERMASS XPERIMENT (known as THE CREEPING UNKNOWN in the U.S.) is one of the most important science fiction/horror films ever made. It is the true beginning of Hammer Horror, and the movie's plot about a space traveler returning to earth suffering from alien contamination has been "borrowed" b... Read full article


THE QUATERMASS XPERIMENT On Blu-ray From Kino

By Dan Day Jr. on Dec 7, 2014 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

THE QUATERMASS XPERIMENT (known as THE CREEPING UNKNOWN in the U.S.) is one of the most important science fiction/horror films ever made. It is the true beginning of Hammer Horror, and the movie's plot about a space traveler returning to earth suffering from alien contamination has been "borrowed" b... Read full article


The Quatermass Xperiment (1955, Val Guest)

on Sep 10, 2012 From The Stop Button

“No character development, please, we’re British.” There’s nothing to recommend The Quatermass Xperiment. Walter J. Harvey’s black and white photography is fantastic, but it can’t recommend the film. Xperiment is so stupid, it appears screenwriters Richard H. Land... Read full article


See all The Quatermass Xperiment articles

Quotes from

No Quote for this film.

Facts about

Anthony Hinds handed the TV scripts of the story to Val Guest as the latter was about to fly to Tangier for a holiday. Implored by his wife to read them (having caught none of the 1953 BBC broadcasts), an impressed Guest felt that the story would benefit from a cinema vérité shooting style, to lend a documentary air and so strengthen credibility.
According to Nigel Kneale, Sidney Gilliat had expressed an interest in filming the story.
The original British release billed Brian Donlevy and Jack Warner before the main title ("The Quatermass Xperiment"), with Margia Dean heading the supporting cast after the title. For the US release Donlevy, then Ms. Dean, and then Warner were billed before the main title ("The Creeping Unknown"), moving Thora Hird up to the top of the supporting cast, the remaining order of which was not changed. Also, Val Guest did not receive co-screenplay credit on the US credits, Nigel Kneale's credit was altered to simply "Based on the play by", and the Acknowledgments credits were omitted altogether.
read more facts about The Quatermass Xperiment...
Share this page:
Visit the Classic Movie Hub Blog CMH
Also directed by Val Guest




More about Val Guest >>
Also released in 1955




See All 1955 films >>