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The Crawling Eye (1958)

The Trollenberg Terror (original title)
Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 31 December 1958 (USA)
A series of decapitations on a Swiss mountainside appear to be connected to a mysterious radioactive cloud.

Director:

Quentin Lawrence

Writers:

Jimmy Sangster (screenplay), Peter Key (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Forrest Tucker ... Alan Brooks
Laurence Payne ... Philip Truscott
Jennifer Jayne ... Sarah Pilgrim
Janet Munro ... Anne Pilgrim
Warren Mitchell ... Crevett
Frederick Schiller Frederick Schiller ... Klein
Andrew Faulds ... Brett
Stuart Saunders Stuart Saunders ... Dewhurst
Colin Douglas Colin Douglas ... Hans
Derek Sydney ... Wilde
Richard Golding Richard Golding ... First Villager
George Herbert George Herbert ... Second Villager
Anne Sharp ... German Woman
Leslie Heritage Leslie Heritage ... Carl
Jeremy Longhurst Jeremy Longhurst ... First Student Climber
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Storyline

A remote mountain resort in Switzerland is invaded by horrible alien creatures that like to decapitate humans. The beings are also in telepathic communication with people and inhabit a mysterious, radioactive cloud at the base of the Trollenberg mountain. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A man dissolves...and out of the oozing mist comes the hungry eye, slave to the demon brain! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 December 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Crawling Eye See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Tempean Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Featured in the first episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988). See more »

Goofs

The British bomber almost scrapes the top of the observatory building twice making its run. See more »

Quotes

Prof. Crevett: Da cloud has moved. It is at da foot of da South Col. Where da hut is.
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Crazy Credits

The films opening credits flash onto the screen when the passenger train rolls into the darkness of a tunnel. See more »

Connections

Spun-off from The Trollenberg Terror (1956) See more »

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Eye See You
19 November 2003 | by flaskSee all my reviews

When I was very young, I viewed Quentin Lawrence's "The Trollenberg Terror" and Irving Pichel's "The Most Dangerous Game" quite often on late night TV. In retrospect, they are very hokey, but at such an impressionable age, these two films scared my sister and me a great deal. In fact, I think they marked us for life.

"The Trollenberg Terror," more often referred to as "The Crawling Eye" -- I love that name -- is about two psychic sisters in a remote ski resort who are terrorized by a giant, tentacled eye which uses the fog to hide its movements. The film climaxes with a King Kong-like finale involving the United Nations and an aerial battle with phosphorous bombs.

What more could you ask for in a cinematic experience? :) ... Except perhaps some better special effects. :p


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