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

Unrated  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi  |  31 December 1958 (USA)
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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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German Woman with Little Girl
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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>

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WARNING: If you've ever been hypnotized, do not come alone! See more »

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31 December 1958 (USA)  »

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The Crawling Eye  »

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Trivia

It had been a TV serial before becoming a film, Laurence Payne and Stuart Saunders reprise their roles from the serial. In the original production, the creatures were called "Ixodes." See more »

Goofs

As Forrest Tucker is talking on the wall phone, the watch on his left wrist appears and disappears throughout the scene. See more »

Quotes

Alan Brooks: Looks like you're goin' for a climb.
Dewhurst: Yes, we're going up the Trollenberg. Gonna have a noggin before we start. Care to join us?
Alan Brooks: All right.
Dewhurst: What's it goin' to be?
Alan Brooks: Scotch, please.
Dewhurst: Scotch and the two brandies. Better give me a bottle of brandy to take with us. Keep the cold out tonight.
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The films opening credits flash onto the screen when the passenger train rolls into the darkness of a tunnel. See more »

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The Eyes have it, or maybe have it!
24 February 2003 | by (los angeles) – See all my reviews

When growing up in the sixties, one cannot forget a flick that has huge eyeballs moving around and wonderful music to match the eyes in action. I had seen giant ants, lizards, flies and wasps but not eyeballs. The opening scenes with two men mountain climbing in the cold and then one becoming decapitated was a true "eye-grabber." Eyes outside of an observatory and cracking a hole in a cement wall with long tentacles was very exciting for a little boy. Watching Philip Truscott hanging by his neck, kicking and fighting an eye tentacle was one of the many highlights of this film. The ending with the jets was a little weak, because it looked really fake but overall you will enjoy this "eye-popping" feature.


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