Five Million Years to Earth or ‘Quatermass and the Pit’


Workers excavating at an underground station in London uncover the skeletal remains of ancient apes with large skulls. Further digging reveals what is at first believed to be an unexploded German bomb from World War II. Missile expert Colonel Breen is brought in to investigate, accompanied by Professor Bernard Quartermass. When the interior of the “missile” is exposed, a dead locust-like creature that resembles the devil is found. It is determined by Quartermass that these “locusts” are evil Martians who altered the brains of our simian ancestors to eventually lay claim to the Earth. When Quartermass’s suspicion that the missile can reactivate the dormant evil in humans is confirmed, all hell breaks loose.

  • darkscarecrow

    This little gem needs to be reviewed by the B-D Staff or the user’s at least. It’s a wonderful movie that was way ahead of it’s time. I’m not going in depth on this one as the overview sums it pretty nicely. My only fault was, Five Million Years to Earth or as it’s known in it’s home country as Quartermass and the Pitt tries to hard to solve every paranormal activity known to man.

    From Ancient aliens being our fore fathers to Poltergeist’s, Religion (specifically the devil), ESP, Telekinesis and Government conspiracy’s and cover-ups. Probably more that I may have missed. Still yet it’s a movie that I hold dear as it was one of my first horror-sci-fi themed films that I had ever seen. Possibly the first. If your a fan of the genre and love classic horror then this British film is for you!