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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.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Laurence Payne ...
Jennifer Jayne ...
Frederick Schiller ...
Andrew Faulds ...
Stuart Saunders ...
Colin Douglas ...
Derek Sydney ...
Richard Golding ...
George Herbert ...
Anne Sharp ...
German Woman with Little Girl
Leslie Heritage ...
Jeremy Longhurst ...


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


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31 December 1958 (USA)  »

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The Crawling Eye  »

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1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film was the feature in the first episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000. See more »


The bomber is supposed to be attacking a remote mountaintop installation, but the bomb release is shown using stock footage from WWII showing a large city below. See more »


[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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Crazy Credits

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


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

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Loved this one
25 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

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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