"A troop of British commandos return
from a covert mission suffering from mysterious symptoms and
horrific burns. Dr. Adam Royston, an atomic scientist, suspects
lethal radiation, and must track down the source of this menace
before it overtakes humanity. A desolate area of Scotland
is threatened by the cyclical appearance of a giant radioactive
blob of mud that arises from the depths of the Earth to consume
everything in its path. Good, atmospheric sci-fi horror from
the masters at Hammer."
- from DVD
This is the attack of the giant radioactive
mud pile thingy! This B/W hammer production really isn't as
bad as the idea of the film would make you think. On the other
hand, it's no masterpiece either. The plot is actually quite
fun, but also pretty stupid, like most of the low budget sci-fi
movies of this area. Some of the effects are quite good considering
it was made in the mid-fifties and the acting is also decent.
That being said, this is not among my favourite Hammer movies,
but it's worth checking out if you're a fan of B/W sci-fi,
or Hammer flicks!
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