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I'm trying to remember a film about dead grasshoppers from space that were found in a British subway. Likely made in the late 50s or 60s. I remember there was a terrible noise that emanated from the area the creatures were discovered that drove the human characters mad, and that there was a fiery showdown at the end of the film with a giant live grasshopper... Archaeologists and the military were involved.

  • You really want to remember this film? Sounds like this one sank into oblivion for good reason. – Kyle Jones Aug 7 '13 at 4:05
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    @KyleJones: Sometimes a film is so bad that it wraps around negative infinity and becomes super awesome. This movie actually sounds vaguely familiar to me. – mu is too short Aug 7 '13 at 4:07
  • @KyleJones LOL. Saying I'm trying to forget the film doesn't sound right. – Major Stackings Aug 7 '13 at 5:10
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    This certainly didn't sink into oblivion. QATP is generally considered a classic. – moopet Aug 7 '13 at 12:21
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That's Quatermass and the Pit.

The original series is available on DVD and I strongly recommend it. Genuinely scary! There's a film version (Hammer studios?) that isn't anything like as good as the original.

  • Thank you. I looked it up. That's the one. It has an alternative title as well: 5,000,000 years to Earth. – Major Stackings Aug 7 '13 at 22:10
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Five Million Years to Earth is the movie in question. Found the answer in a search that came up with an IMDB review of the movie.

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    Can you give evidence for this? – bleh Feb 25 '16 at 0:41
  • Please, state why you think this is the answer. – Meat Trademark Feb 25 '16 at 0:58
  • There is already an accepted answer for this question that gives essentially the same answer (alternate title of same movie). – Organic Marble Feb 25 '16 at 3:46

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