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Good, but not as good as the original TV version
on 17 July 2001
After loving the 1950s TV version of Quatermass and the Pit, I was keen to see the film. I am afraid that the sheer horror created by the TV programme is lost in this remake. The story is just good as ever - intelligent and unpredictable. The film is enjoyable and fast paced (far faster than the 3 hour long TV version) and the acting perfectly reasonable. A genuinely creepy and disturbing film, but not a horror that will keep you awake at night. Well worth watching, but watch the original too to see what a triumph that really was.