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

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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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

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 »

Quotes

Philip Truscott: How 'bout a breath of fresh air?
Anne Pilgrim: I'd love a breath of fresh air.
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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 »

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Referenced in Babycakes (1989) See more »

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Good stuff.
31 May 2003 | by (pembroke,massachusetts.) – See all my reviews

Amusing 50's monster movies about a killer eye (!) that terrorizes a town. Lots of fun, and fans of b-movies will enjoy it. The rubbery-looking beast is quite a laugh, even though it actually does look a little better than the average 50's creature. Really fun stuff.


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