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

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Prof. Crevett: D'you see? Television cameras on da roof. We watch *everywhere*. You know, da government - da government, they say to me, "Professor, do you have to have such *expensive* things? Windows are much cheaper!" And I say I have to have, and I *have*! Dat over there, dat is the *only* window. And even for *dat*, we have *protection*. Look.
[activates electric window cover]
Prof. Crevett: Dat will stand up to *any* avalanche. Uh, dat too was very expensive. All this to study cosmic rays, huh?
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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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