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* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''[[Franchise/{{Quatermass}} The Quatermass Xperiment]]'', Hammer's recent adaptation of Nigel Kneale's televised serial, in which a ScienceHero faces an amorphous monster which rampages with [[BodyHorror lurid]], potentially [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt cataclysmic consequences]].

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* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''[[Franchise/{{Quatermass}} The Quatermass Xperiment]]'', Hammer's recent adaptation of Nigel Kneale's Creator/NigelKneale's televised serial, in which a ScienceHero faces an amorphous monster which rampages with [[BodyHorror lurid]], potentially [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt cataclysmic consequences]].


* TheBrigadier: Major Cartwright is readily cooperative with Dr Royston and co.

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Major Cartwright is readily cooperative with Dr Royston and co.


* AdultFear: A young boy suffers [[spoiler: fatal]] radiation burns.

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A young boy suffers [[spoiler: fatal]] radiation burns.


A 1956 Film/HammerHorror venture into SciFiHorror, directed by Leslie Norman,[[note]] with uncredited direction by Joseph Losey [[/note]] perhaps best known for ''Film/{{Dunkirk|1958}}'', and written by prolific Hammer writer Jimmy Sangster. On a quarry by the Scotland village of Lochside, soldiers undergo a radiation detection exercise. Latecomer Lancing finds an unexpectedly strong radiation emission. With a small explosion, the earth above it splits apart in an indeterminately deep fissure, giving Lancing radiation burns. From a nearby radiation lab, Dr Adam Royston is called to investigate.That night, local boy Willie Harding, on a dare, meets something in the woods which gives him similar burns to Lancing. Dr Royston then finds his workshop to have been raided, with a trinium sample drained of radioactivity, Inspector [=McGill=] then learns several people to have died in bizarre circumstances - in which their bodies appear to have melted. So begins the search for “X,” an assailant which can cross barred windows, absorb radiation, and leaves traces of radioactive mud...

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A 1956 Film/HammerHorror venture into SciFiHorror, directed by Leslie Norman,[[note]] with uncredited direction by Joseph Losey [[/note]] perhaps best known for ''Film/{{Dunkirk|1958}}'', and written by prolific Hammer writer Jimmy Sangster. On a quarry by the Scotland village of Lochside, soldiers undergo a radiation detection exercise. Latecomer Lancing finds an unexpectedly strong radiation emission. With a small explosion, the earth above it splits apart in an indeterminately deep fissure, giving Lancing radiation burns. From a nearby radiation lab, Dr Adam Royston is called to investigate.That night, local boy Willie Harding, on a dare, meets something in the woods which gives him similar burns to Lancing. Dr Royston then finds his workshop to have been raided, with a trinium sample drained of radioactivity, radioactivity. Inspector [=McGill=] then learns several people to have died in bizarre circumstances - in which their bodies appear to have melted. So begins the search for “X,” an assailant which can cross barred windows, absorb radiation, and leaves traces of radioactive mud...


A 1956 Film/HammerHorror venture into SciFiHorror, directed by Leslie Norman,[[note]] with uncredited direction by Joseph Losey [[/note]] perhaps best known for ''Film/{{Dunkirk|1958}}'', and written by prolific Hammer writer Jimmy Sangster. On a quarry by the Scotland village of Lochside, soldiers undergo a radiation detection exercise. Latecomer Lancing finds an unexpectedly strong radiation emission. With a small explosion, the earth above it splits apart in an indeterminately deep fissure, giving Lancing radiation burns. From a nearby radiation lab, Dr Adam Royston is called to investigate.That night, local boy Willie Harding, on a dare, meets something in the woods which gives him similar burns to Lancing. Dr Royston then finds his workshop to have been raided, with a trinium sample drained of radioactivity, Inspector [[=McGill=]] then learns several people to have died in bizarre circumstances - in which their bodies appear to have melted. So begins the search for “X,” an assailant which can cross barred windows, absorb radiation, and leaves traces of radioactive mud...

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A 1956 Film/HammerHorror venture into SciFiHorror, directed by Leslie Norman,[[note]] with uncredited direction by Joseph Losey [[/note]] perhaps best known for ''Film/{{Dunkirk|1958}}'', and written by prolific Hammer writer Jimmy Sangster. On a quarry by the Scotland village of Lochside, soldiers undergo a radiation detection exercise. Latecomer Lancing finds an unexpectedly strong radiation emission. With a small explosion, the earth above it splits apart in an indeterminately deep fissure, giving Lancing radiation burns. From a nearby radiation lab, Dr Adam Royston is called to investigate.That night, local boy Willie Harding, on a dare, meets something in the woods which gives him similar burns to Lancing. Dr Royston then finds his workshop to have been raided, with a trinium sample drained of radioactivity, Inspector [[=McGill=]] [=McGill=] then learns several people to have died in bizarre circumstances - in which their bodies appear to have melted. So begins the search for “X,” an assailant which can cross barred windows, absorb radiation, and leaves traces of radioactive mud...



** In a police variant, Inspector [[=McGill=]] supports Dr Royston’s evaluation of the bizarre threat.

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** In a police variant, Inspector [[=McGill=]] [=McGill=] supports Dr Royston’s evaluation of the bizarre threat.


A 1956 Film/HammerHorror venture into SciFiHorror, directed by Leslie Norman,[[note]] with uncredited direction by Joseph Losey [[/note]] perhaps best known for ''Film/{{Dunkirk|1958}}'', and written by prolific Hammer writer Jimmy Sangster. On a quarry by the Scotland village of Lochside, soldiers undergo a radiation detection exercise. Latecomer Lancing finds an unexpectedly strong radiation emission. With a small explosion, the earth above it splits apart in an indeterminately deep fissure, giving Lancing radiation burns. From a nearby radiation lab, Dr Adam Royston is called to investigate.That night, local boy Willie Harding, on a dare, meets something in the woods which gives him similar burns to Lancing. Dr Royston then finds his workshop to have been raided, with a trinium sample drained of radioactivity, Inspector [[-McGill-]] then learns several people to have died in bizarre circumstances - in which their bodies appear to have melted. So begins the search for “X,” an assailant which can cross barred windows, absorb radiation, and leaves traces of radioactive mud...

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A 1956 Film/HammerHorror venture into SciFiHorror, directed by Leslie Norman,[[note]] with uncredited direction by Joseph Losey [[/note]] perhaps best known for ''Film/{{Dunkirk|1958}}'', and written by prolific Hammer writer Jimmy Sangster. On a quarry by the Scotland village of Lochside, soldiers undergo a radiation detection exercise. Latecomer Lancing finds an unexpectedly strong radiation emission. With a small explosion, the earth above it splits apart in an indeterminately deep fissure, giving Lancing radiation burns. From a nearby radiation lab, Dr Adam Royston is called to investigate.That night, local boy Willie Harding, on a dare, meets something in the woods which gives him similar burns to Lancing. Dr Royston then finds his workshop to have been raided, with a trinium sample drained of radioactivity, Inspector [[-McGill-]] [[=McGill=]] then learns several people to have died in bizarre circumstances - in which their bodies appear to have melted. So begins the search for “X,” an assailant which can cross barred windows, absorb radiation, and leaves traces of radioactive mud...



** In a police variant, Inspector [[-McGill-]] supports Dr Royston’s evaluation of the bizarre threat.

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** In a police variant, Inspector [[-McGill-]] [[=McGill=]] supports Dr Royston’s evaluation of the bizarre threat.


A 1956 Film/HammerHorror venture into SciFiHorror, directed by Leslie Norman,[[note]] with uncredited direction by Joseph Losey [[/note]] perhaps best known for ''Film/{{Dunkirk|1958}}'', and written by prolific Hammer writer Jimmy Sangster. On a quarry by the Scotland village of Lochside, soldiers undergo a radiation detection exercise. Latecomer Lancing finds an unexpectedly strong radiation emission. With a small explosion, the earth above it splits apart in an indeterminately deep fissure, giving Lancing radiation burns. From a nearby radiation lab, Dr Adam Royston is called to investigate.That night, local boy Willie Harding, on a dare, meets something in the woods which gives him similar burns to Lancing. Dr Royston then finds his workshop to have been raided, with a trinium sample drained of radioactivity, Inspector [-McGill-] then learns several people to have died in bizarre circumstances - in which their bodies appear to have melted. So begins the search for “X,” an assailant which can cross barred windows, absorb radiation, and leaves traces of radioactive mud...

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A 1956 Film/HammerHorror venture into SciFiHorror, directed by Leslie Norman,[[note]] with uncredited direction by Joseph Losey [[/note]] perhaps best known for ''Film/{{Dunkirk|1958}}'', and written by prolific Hammer writer Jimmy Sangster. On a quarry by the Scotland village of Lochside, soldiers undergo a radiation detection exercise. Latecomer Lancing finds an unexpectedly strong radiation emission. With a small explosion, the earth above it splits apart in an indeterminately deep fissure, giving Lancing radiation burns. From a nearby radiation lab, Dr Adam Royston is called to investigate.That night, local boy Willie Harding, on a dare, meets something in the woods which gives him similar burns to Lancing. Dr Royston then finds his workshop to have been raided, with a trinium sample drained of radioactivity, Inspector [-McGill-] [[-McGill-]] then learns several people to have died in bizarre circumstances - in which their bodies appear to have melted. So begins the search for “X,” an assailant which can cross barred windows, absorb radiation, and leaves traces of radioactive mud...



** In a police variant, Inspector [-McGill-] supports Dr Royston’s evaluation of the bizarre threat.

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** In a police variant, Inspector [-McGill-] [[-McGill-]] supports Dr Royston’s evaluation of the bizarre threat.


A 1956 Film/HammerHorror venture into SciFiHorror, directed by Leslie Norman,[[note]] with uncredited direction by Joseph Losey [[/note]] perhaps best known for ''Film/{{Dunkirk|1958}}'', and written by prolific Hammer writer Jimmy Sangster. On a quarry by the Scotland village of Lochside, soldiers undergo a radiation detection exercise. Latecomer Lancing finds an unexpectedly strong radiation emission. With a small explosion, the earth above it splits apart in an indeterminately deep fissure, giving Lancing radiation burns. From a nearby radiation lab, Dr Adam Royston is called to investigate.That night, local boy Willie Harding, on a dare, meets something in the woods which gives him similar burns to Lancing. Dr Royston then finds his workshop to have been raided, with a trinium sample drained of radioactivity, Inspector McGill then learns several people to have died in bizarre circumstances - in which their bodies appear to have melted. So begins the search for “X,” an assailant which can cross barred windows, absorb radiation, and leaves traces of radioactive mud...

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A 1956 Film/HammerHorror venture into SciFiHorror, directed by Leslie Norman,[[note]] with uncredited direction by Joseph Losey [[/note]] perhaps best known for ''Film/{{Dunkirk|1958}}'', and written by prolific Hammer writer Jimmy Sangster. On a quarry by the Scotland village of Lochside, soldiers undergo a radiation detection exercise. Latecomer Lancing finds an unexpectedly strong radiation emission. With a small explosion, the earth above it splits apart in an indeterminately deep fissure, giving Lancing radiation burns. From a nearby radiation lab, Dr Adam Royston is called to investigate.That night, local boy Willie Harding, on a dare, meets something in the woods which gives him similar burns to Lancing. Dr Royston then finds his workshop to have been raided, with a trinium sample drained of radioactivity, Inspector McGill [-McGill-] then learns several people to have died in bizarre circumstances - in which their bodies appear to have melted. So begins the search for “X,” an assailant which can cross barred windows, absorb radiation, and leaves traces of radioactive mud...



** In a police variant, Inspector McGill supports Dr Royston’s evaluation of the bizarre threat.

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** In a police variant, Inspector McGill [-McGill-] supports Dr Royston’s evaluation of the bizarre threat.


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* StrippedToTheBone: Exposure to the rapidly growing X causes human flesh to melt off the bones.
* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''[[Franchise/{{Quatermass}} The Quatermass Xperiment]]'', Hammer's recent adaptation of Nigel Kneale's televised serial, in which a ScienceHero faces an amorphous monster which rampages with [[BodyHorror lurid]], potentially [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt cataclysmic consequences]].

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* StrippedToTheBone: Exposure to the rapidly growing X causes human flesh to melt off the bones.
* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''[[Franchise/{{Quatermass}} The Quatermass Xperiment]]'', Hammer's recent adaptation of Nigel Kneale's televised serial, in which a ScienceHero faces an amorphous monster which rampages with [[BodyHorror lurid]], potentially [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt cataclysmic consequences]].consequences]].
* StrippedToTheBone: Exposure to the rapidly growing X causes human flesh to melt off the bones.

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* StrippedToTheBone: Exposure to the rapidly growing X causes human flesh to melt off the bones.


A 1956 Film/HammerHorror venture into SciFiHorror, directed by Leslie Norman,[[note]] with uncredited direction by Joseph Losey [[/note]] perhaps best known for ''Film/{{Dunkirk|1958}}'', and written by prolific Hammer writer Jimmy Sangster. On a quarry by the Scotland village of Lochside, soldiers undergo a radiation detection exercise. Latecomer Lancing finds an unexpectedly strong radiation emission. With a small explosion, the earth above it splits apart in an indeterminately deep fissure, giving Lancing radiation burns. From a nearby radiation lab, Dr Adam Royston is called to investigate.That night, local boy Willie Harding, on a dare, meets something in the woods which gives him similar burns to Lancing. Dr Royston then finds his workshop to have been raided, with a trinium sample drained of radioactivity, Inspector McGill then learns several people to have died in bizarre circumstances - in which their bodies appear to have melted. So begins the search for “X,” an assailant which can cross barred windows, absorb radiation, and leaves traces of atomic mud...

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A 1956 Film/HammerHorror venture into SciFiHorror, directed by Leslie Norman,[[note]] with uncredited direction by Joseph Losey [[/note]] perhaps best known for ''Film/{{Dunkirk|1958}}'', and written by prolific Hammer writer Jimmy Sangster. On a quarry by the Scotland village of Lochside, soldiers undergo a radiation detection exercise. Latecomer Lancing finds an unexpectedly strong radiation emission. With a small explosion, the earth above it splits apart in an indeterminately deep fissure, giving Lancing radiation burns. From a nearby radiation lab, Dr Adam Royston is called to investigate.That night, local boy Willie Harding, on a dare, meets something in the woods which gives him similar burns to Lancing. Dr Royston then finds his workshop to have been raided, with a trinium sample drained of radioactivity, Inspector McGill then learns several people to have died in bizarre circumstances - in which their bodies appear to have melted. So begins the search for “X,” an assailant which can cross barred windows, absorb radiation, and leaves traces of atomic radioactive mud...


A Film/HammerHorror venture into SciFiHorror, released 1956, directed by Leslie Norman,[[note]] with uncredited direction by Joseph Losey [[/note]] perhaps best known for ''Film/{{Dunkirk|1958}}'', and written by prolific Hammer writer Jimmy Sangster. On a quarry by the Scotland village of Lochside, soldiers undergo a radiation detection exercise. Latecomer Lancing finds an unexpectedly strong radiation emission. With a small explosion, the earth above it splits apart in an indeterminately deep fissure, giving Lancing radiation burns. From a nearby radiation lab, Dr Adam Royston is called to investigate.That night, local boy Willie Harding, on a dare, meets something in the woods which gives him similar burns to Lancing. Dr Royston then finds his workshop to have been raided, with a trinium sample drained of radioactivity, Inspector McGill then learns several people to have died in bizarre circumstances - in which their bodies appear to have melted. So begins the search for “X,” an assailant which can cross barred windows, absorb radiation, and leaves traces of atomic mud...

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A 1956 Film/HammerHorror venture into SciFiHorror, released 1956, directed by Leslie Norman,[[note]] with uncredited direction by Joseph Losey [[/note]] perhaps best known for ''Film/{{Dunkirk|1958}}'', and written by prolific Hammer writer Jimmy Sangster. On a quarry by the Scotland village of Lochside, soldiers undergo a radiation detection exercise. Latecomer Lancing finds an unexpectedly strong radiation emission. With a small explosion, the earth above it splits apart in an indeterminately deep fissure, giving Lancing radiation burns. From a nearby radiation lab, Dr Adam Royston is called to investigate.That night, local boy Willie Harding, on a dare, meets something in the woods which gives him similar burns to Lancing. Dr Royston then finds his workshop to have been raided, with a trinium sample drained of radioactivity, Inspector McGill then learns several people to have died in bizarre circumstances - in which their bodies appear to have melted. So begins the search for “X,” an assailant which can cross barred windows, absorb radiation, and leaves traces of atomic mud...

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