X the Unknown (1956) Trailer

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X the Unknown 1956  Trailer
Year: 1956
Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi
Type: Trailers
Duration: 1M47S
Cast: Brian Peck, Leo McKern, John Harvey, Jack Lambert, Edwin Richfield, Michael Ripper, Ian MacNaughton, Robert Bruce, Peter Hammond, Anthony Sagar, Marianne Brauns, Barry Steele, Jane Aird, John Stirling, Norman Macowan, John Stone, Neil Hallett, French Taylor, Kenneth Cope, Shaw Taylor, Michael Brooke, Anthony Newley, Frazer Hines, Neil Wilson, Max Brimmell, Angela Crow, Lawrence James, Brown Derby, Edward Judd, Raymond Dudley
Director(s): Leslie Norman, Joseph Losey

Trailer: X the Unknown (1956)

A radioactive, mud-like creature terrorizes a Scottish village.

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After a mysterious explosion leaves a large fissure in the ground, two young boys are confronted by an unknown phenomenon that inflicts severe radiation burns on one of them. There follows a spate of attacks at radiation establishments as the inexplicable life-form plunders radium stores. Dr Adam Royston, an expert in atomic research, is brought in to explain and curtail the activities of this alien creature before it causes disaster.

Trivia
X The Unknown was originally conceived as a legitimate sequel to The Quatermass Xperiment, until Quatermass creator Nigel Kneale refused permission to use his characters. via Hammer

Synopsis:

British Army radiation drills at a remote Scottish base attract a subterranean, radioactive entity of unknown nature that vanishes, leaving two severely radiation-burned soldiers... and a "bottomless" crack in the earth. Others who meet the thing in the night suffer likewise, and with increasing severity; it seems to be able to "absorb" radiation from any source, growing bigger and bigger. What is it?? How do you destroy a thing that "feeds" on energy?