The Creeping Unknown

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

The Creeping Unknown (1955, UK) is a Science Fiction film directed by Val Guest.


Main Details

  • Released in 1955
  • B & W
  • Running Time: 82 min | USA:78 min
  • Production Co: Hammer Film Productions
  • Distribution Co: Exclusive Films (1955) (UK) (theatrical) (present) | United Artists (1956) (USA) (theatrical) (retitled) (slightly edited)
  • Directed by Val Guest
  • Written by Nigel Kneale & Richard H. Landau, Val Guest
  • Starring Brian Donlevy, Jack Warner, Margia Dean
  • Produced by Anthony Hinds, Robert L. Lippert
  • Original Music by James Bernard
  • Cinematography by Walter J. Harvey
  • Film Editing by James Needs

Plot Summary

  • Professor Bernard Quatermass' manned rocket ship returns to Earth, but two of the astronauts are missing and the survivor seems ill and unable to communicate.

Also Known as

  • Le Monstre (Belgium) (French title) / France | Xperiment Q (Denmark / Sweden) | Astronave atomica del dottor Quatermass (Italy)| El Experimento del Dr. Quatermass (Spain) | O Monstro do Espaço (Portugal | Quatermass (Finland) | Schock (Germany) | Shock | The Creeping Unknown (USA) | The Quatermass Experiment (USA) | X the Experiment (UK) (informal alternative title) | The Quatermass Experiment


  • It's coming for YOU from Space to wipe all living things from the face of the Earth! CAN IT BE STOPPED?
  • You Can't Escape It!
  • Nothing Can Destroy It!
  • All Earth Stands Helpless! Spawned in the depths of outer space -- a monster so horrible, so vicious, so incredible -- even when you see it you won't believe it could be! (U.S. poster for The Creeping Unknown)
  • It creeps, it crawls, it kills!
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