Tonight. and, a week later, we have another Hammer sci-fi classic, this time starring Brian Donlevy as the awesome Prof. Bernard Quatermass, a man who understands the future. Part of the deal for US distribution was that Donlevy had to play Quatermass, and, was definitely the right choice! Brian had a part in GAMERA, THE INVINCIBLE as a general, and, he looks fairly inebriated in that scene! Also in that same GAMERA, the other American actors probably put in the worst performance EVER!! It sucks soooo bad!!
Just wanted to get that off my chest, because, Eegah!! already posted that one without bringing it to attention. If you've seen it, you know what I mean!! But, I digress...
James Bernard is back with more of his classic, nerve-shattering strains from the Scary Realm, this time its... THE CREEPING CAROON!!
A few more classic Hammer titles James worked on are: QUATERMASS II, THE TERROR OF THE TONGS, THE DAMNED, THE GORGON, SHE, TORTURE GARDEN (Amicus), FRANKENSTEIN CREATED WOMAN, THE LEGEND OF THE 7 GOLDEN VAMPIRES and worked on TV's HOUSE OF HAMMER.
This great movie starts at night on the English countryside, two lovers watch as something falls from the sky! A giant Ford hood ornament from 1953! (My first car was a '53 Ford)
Only Caroon comes back from the trip into space, the others just vanished into thin air!! As you can see on the face of Caroon's wife, something is terribly wrong!
She pays an intern to help her husband escape, so that she can take care of him properly back at their home! Caroon suddenly has a strange attachment to that cactus, there.
The whole thing totally backfires!!
He then escapes from his wife because she freaks out after getting a look at his new spiked hand! Later, this lucky drug store guy also gets to peek at it.
Rosie tells the police sergeant a strange story about something slithering around in her neighborhood. "You mean, I didn't see a gin goblin?!"
So, they have to look for the infernal thing in all the creepy places, what else?!
After absorbing lots of zoo animals, it shows up at Westminster Abbey and disrupts a BBC broadcast, looking like a tentacled nightmare from hell!!
Just make sure that every piece is burned to a crisp, or else!