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Lights in the Dusk's rating of the film Quatermass and the Pit

The film suffers from an awkward & heavily expositional script as well as some dreadful supporting performances during the first act. However, the intelligence & intrigue of Kneale's ideas are always fascinating. If the film succeeds, & it does (to an extent), it's down to the incredible atmosphere that is generated throughout; the prolonged sense of creeping menace & a visceral push towards apocalyptic annihilation.