Quatermass 2 (Enemy from Space) (1957) (1957) 7/10 ** I watched the first Quatermass Xperiment (1955) a few months ago. Loved the premise and the final monster stuff, but found a good part of the film to be dull. The sequel is thrilling from beginning to end. Professor Quatermass explaining his plans for colonizing the moon only for the Earth to be invaded in a similar but more sinister fashion was clever. There is also a pervasive Body Snatchers element that kept the tension high through much of the runtime. I don’t have one negative thing to say about QUATERMASS 2. I really dig Brian Donlevy’s Quatermass character. Quatermass and the Pit (Five Million Years to Earth) (1967) 6/10 ** Andrew Keir does a capable job filling Brian Donlevy’s shoes as Professor Quatermass. The premise is a good one and the series transitioned to color nicely. It doesn’t have the constant tension of Q2 but the final act is thrilling. The flashback (miniature alien army) and drillmaster possession sequences are howlingly funny which does the film a bit of a disservice but it's still a fun film worth checking out. Studio Canal’s UK BD is a stunner and the interviews provide some interesting perspective on the series. I’m a big fan of film critic Kim Newman. X: The Unknown (1956) 5/10 ** This one starts off interesting enough with some entertaining performances but starts lose steam once the radioactive blob monster is revealed. The effects are really cheap and the finale wasn't dramatic enough. In a world where the Quatermass films exist, X isn't worth the time.