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Sci-Fi movie title memory-fu failure
July 19, 2011 11:11 AM   Subscribe

Help me remember a dimly remembered childhood sci-fi flick from the '50's or 60's...

I am not sure about the accuracy of any of these details...but maybe it will be recognizable to someone. I remember black bits of goo falling from the sky and attaching to the back of the neck of human victims. The goo then would seek to reconnect with it's fellow goo bits resulting in a mountainous animated mass o' black goo in a (domed?) building which was viewed in horror by one of the 'good guys' though a porthole-like window. I do have the impression that it may have been British. That's it... I admit it is not much to go on. Thanks.
posted by royboy to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Not British, but, it wasn't this episode of Star Trek by any chance?
posted by Hanuman1960 at 11:31 AM on July 19, 2011


The H-Man (1958 Japan) When a narcotics deal goes sour and a suspect disappears, leaving only his clothes, Tokyo police question his wife and stake out the nightclub where she works. His disappearance stumps the police - until a young scientist appears who claims that H-Bomb tests in the Pacific, evidenced by a "ghost ship" that has turned up in the harbor, have created radioactive creatures - "H-Men" - who ooze like slime and dissolve anyone they touch.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051413/synopsis

http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/77193/The-H-Man/

http://www.historyvortex.org/TohoAmerica4.html
posted by Herodios at 11:49 AM on July 19, 2011


Quatermass 2?
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 11:49 AM on July 19, 2011


Quatermass 2 sure sounds like it. Now I am off to find a copy. :)
Thanks so much for your help.
posted by royboy at 12:04 PM on July 19, 2011


The first one is also really good if you like this sort of thing (though it's not at all necessary to see it before seeing Q2).
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 12:21 PM on July 19, 2011


Note that Quatermass 2 is also known as "Enemy From Space" -- that's the US release name. Also there earlier, made-for-British-TV versions of the Quatermass films which some say were better, and now you can find them YouTube.
posted by Rash at 2:01 PM on July 19, 2011


Son of Flubber?
posted by R2WeTwo at 5:18 AM on July 20, 2011


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