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The Crawling Eye (1958)
"The Trollenberg Terror" (original title)

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A series of decapitations on a Swiss mountainside appear to be connected to a mysterious radioactive cloud.

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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>

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31 December 1958 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The fighter pilot during the final battle with the creatures gives his call-sign as "Jolly Roger." While not an historical individual pilot, The elite VF-17 "Jolly Roger" squadron was famous for producing more ace fighter pilots than any other squadron in the history of WWII. During the period of this film (1958), the audience would immediately understand in context, that if "Jolly Roger" had been called in, that the pilot was the best of the best. See more »

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When Alan is going to try out the Molotov cocktail on the monsters, he tells everyone in the hallway to move to the far end, except for one older gent with a black jacket, hat and mustache. He tells him to close the door after he gets outside. Apparently the man has trouble closing the heavy door because a balding crew member wearing a white shirt closes the door after Alan. See more »

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[last lines]
[in the observatory room, looking out the panorama window]
Prof. Crevett: [spoken with German accent] Well, Alan. For the first time in weeks, the Trollenberg is free from clouds.
Alan Brooks: Yes - and let's hope it stays that way.
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I saw this film, The Crawling Eye, on TV as a kid back in the very early 60s. Scared me to death. They keep the goodies from you until almost the end. Creepy. Kind of gross. I remember the mountain climbers at the very beginning of the flick: Why did you let go of the rope? Didn't you see him? His head was gone!! Don't miss this one- it's fun.


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