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British cinema at it's best,
This review is from: Quatermass & The Pit [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
Hollywood it ain't.
With a typically British cast the main star is the script.
Very intelligent and well paced- as it unfolds a gradual realisation and horror takes hold. Written by Nigel Kneale (who also wrote other masterpieces in the Quatermass series) this is a genre classic. If you love 'old' London it has a wealth of 'lovable' characters. Chirpy cockneys, officious middle class officers and upper class boffins. Very visceral in the low budget special effects and more horrible for it: the aliens are gooey papier-mâché models that seem more 'real' than any computer-animated monster.
This was a time when an intelligent author wrote specifically for the screen, and not some hack that's rewritten someone else's book.