Sci-Fi Redefined: The Quatermass Legacy
ADAM SCOVELL explores the impact Nigel Kneale’s creation Quatermass had on British science fiction and ultimately Hammer Horror.
A lot is owed to Professor Bernard Quatermass. His television show gave Hammer Films the chance to experiment with the genre of horror, it laid the groundwork for shows like Doctor Who and Survivors and even influenced John Carpenter enough to reference him in at least three of his films. In other words, even with the dabbling in science fiction elements, horror owes a lot to Nigel Kneale and his creation of dear Bernard Quatermass.