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The Trollenberg Terror
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Director:
Writers:
Jimmy Sangster (screenplay)
Peter Key (story)
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Release Date:
31 December 1958 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
WARNING: If you've ever been hypnotized, do not come alone! See more »
Plot:
A series of decapitations on a Swiss mountainside appear to be connected to a mysterious radioactive cloud. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Great movie, bad eyeball See more (69 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Directed by
Quentin Lawrence 
 
Writing credits
Jimmy Sangster (screenplay)

Peter Key (story)

Produced by
Robert S. Baker .... producer
Monty Berman .... producer
 
Original Music by
Stanley Black 
 
Cinematography by
Monty Berman 
 
Film Editing by
Henry Richardson 
 
Art Direction by
Duncan Sutherland 
 
Makeup Department
Eleanor Jones .... makeup artist
Joy Vigo .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Ronald Liles .... production supervisor (as Ronald C. Lisles)
Charles Permane .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Norman Harrison .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Richard A. Smith .... sound recordist (as Dick Smith)
 
Special Effects by
Les Bowie .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Desmond Davis .... camera operator
 
Music Department
Stanley Black .... conductor
 
Other crew
Yvonne Richards .... continuity
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Trollenberg Terror" - UK (original title)
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Runtime:
Germany:82 min | USA:84 min
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Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono | Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (re-rating) (2006) | USA:Unrated | West Germany:18 (nf)

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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:
Crew or equipment visible: 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:
Prof. Crevett:And then dere is da cloud.
Alan Brooks:What cloud?
Prof. Crevett:Come on, Alan, you know what I'm talking about. Da cloud where there should be no cloud.
Alan Brooks:Where there are mountains, there are always clouds.
Prof. Crevett:But dis one remains static. On da side of da Trollenberg it never moves.
Alan Brooks:A freak of nature.
Prof. Crevett:A *radioactive* freak of nature?
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Movie Connections:
Featured in The Sci-Fi Boys (2006)See more »

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21 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Great movie, bad eyeball, 27 August 2002
Author: John Campbell (antinous@dc.rr.com) from Palm Springs

A well directed film that really gives you the creeps - until the end, when the special effects give you a cramp from laughing. Two scenes stand out as exceptional. An alien-possessed climber returns to the lodge and tries to act human, without success. It could be slapstick but is quite chilling. After the lodge is evacuated, there is a very long, slow pan of the empty room which is extraordinarily eerie. The dramatic appearance of the actual crawling eyes at the end of the film really outcamps most other campy special effects in this genre. This film should not be missed by anyone who loves great terrible films.

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