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  • X the Unknown (1956)

    6.1/10

    R | 1h 21min | Horror, Sci-Fi

    Published Sat., January 06, 2018

  • X the Unknown (1956) Release Dates

  • In Theaters: March 04, 2016
  • DVD: May 01, 2016

X the Unknown (1956) Plot & Synopsis

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Starring Brian Peck, Leo McKern, John Harvey, Jack Lambert, Edwin Richfield

Directed by Leslie Norman, Joseph Losey

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

Tagline: NOTHING CAN STOP IT! (original print ad - all caps)

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?

Tagline: NOTHING CAN STOP IT! (original print ad - all caps)

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

  • X the Unknown (1956) Movie Details

  • Directors: Leslie Norman, Joseph Losey
  • Writers: Jimmy Sangster
  • 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
  • Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi
  • Producers: Michael Carreras, Anthony Hinds, Mickey Delamar
  • Musicians: James Bernard
  • Cinematographers: Gerald Gibbs
  • Editors: James Needs
  • Runtime: 81 min / 1h 21min
  • Year: 1956
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Oscars: 0
  • Awards: 0
  • Nominations: 0
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