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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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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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Trivia

John Carpenter has said that this film, with its creatures hidden in the clouds, was the inspiration for his film The Fog (1980). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Philip Truscott: Keep an eye on your roping, won't you.
Brett: Why roping, particularly?
Philip Truscott: Uh, student business last week.
Dewhurst: That's right. Nasty business. Very nasty.
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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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What a fun movie. The goofiest monsters ever! This is late night shock theater at it's best. A minor classic that delivers all the b-movie thrills you expect. The cast is wonderful, and the sets are superb. You can't go wrong with this DVD.


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