Cast: Baird Phillip; Balfour Michael; Blake Arthur; Chatto Tom; Crawford Leslie; Davis Gilbert; Donlevy Brian; Fabian John; Forbes Bryan; Franklyn William; Greeves Vernon; Herbert Percy; Hunter Alastair; James Sid; Lamble Lloyd; Lloyd Pack Charles; Longden John; Lowe Barry; Merritt George; Rae John; Raikes Robert; Rayner Henry; Richfield Edwin; Ripper Michael; Stuart John; Van Eyssen John; Williams Howard; Wilson Ronald; Adams Joyce; Aird Jane; Day Vera; Holden Jan; Impey Betty; Schofield Joan; Stone Marianne; Carreras Michael; Hinds Anthony; Guest Val; Kneale Nigel; Gibbs Gerald; Bernard James; Needs James; Batchelor Bill; Randall June
Taglines: A horrible enemy from the unknown strikes terror across the earth!
Storyline: Professor Quatermass, still shook up from London’s refusal to proceed with his project to colonize the Moon, is intrigued by the mysterious traces that have been showing up on his radar – meteorites crashing down?. Following them to the place where they should be landing he finds a destroyed village, a mysterious factory too close to his designs for the Moon colony for comfort, and some strange, aerodynamic objects containing a mysterious, ammonia-based gas that infects one of his assistants. Officially, the factory is producing synthetic food; but despite the veil of secrecy surrounding it Quatermass succeeds in finding out it harbours aliens with deadly designs on the Earth… Second in Hammer Films’ trio of screen versions for Nigel Kneale’s classic 1950s BBC serials, with the same director and star as 1955’s “The Quatermass Experiment”.
Dr. Quatermass is the director of an important scientific base, where he builds nuclear rockets for the colonization of the Moon. A strange fall of meteorites in a nearby village leads to the discovery of a huge base under a strict military control, officially a factory of artificial food. The shrewdness of Quatermass reveals that the factory is the place chosen by the aliens to conquer the Earth: they come in the form of an alive gas hidden in the meteors and to live in our atmosphere they use the human body taking the control of the brain. The courage of Quatermass and the launch of of his nuclear rocket against the asteroid of the aliens save the Earth.