IMDb > The Crawling Eye (1958)
The Trollenberg Terror
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

The Crawling Eye (1958) More at IMDbPro »The Trollenberg Terror (original title)

Photos (See all 5 | slideshow)

Overview

User Rating:
4.7/10   2,098 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 1% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writers:
Jimmy Sangster (screenplay)
Peter Key (story)
Contact:
View company contact information for The Crawling Eye on IMDbPro.
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 »
NewsDesk:
(16 articles)
Human vs. Alien Films: The Must-Sees
 (From SoundOnSight. 12 July 2014, 7:37 PM, PDT)

Ten Great Horror References from '90s Cartoons
 (From FEARnet. 25 February 2014, 12:00 PM, PST)

It’s Not TV: HBO, The Company That Changed Television: Greener Grass
 (From SoundOnSight. 29 July 2013, 6:01 PM, PDT)

User Reviews:
X-Files, 1950s style. But better! See more (68 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


Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Trollenberg Terror" - UK (original title)
See more »
Runtime:
Germany:82 min | USA:84 min
Country:
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)

Did You Know?

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:
Continuity: In the train scene early on Forrest Tucker is reading a fresh, crisp, unwrinkled newspaper when Janet Munro has one of her bad spells and falls in his lap. As she falls, Tucker's newspaper looks like it has gone through a few takes already.See more »
Quotes:
Sarah Pilgrim:*Was* there an accident, Mister Klein?
Mayor Klein:O-On a mountain, uh, dese things sometimes happen.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in The Sci-Fi Boys (2006)See more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
27 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
X-Files, 1950s style. But better!, 2 May 2005
Author: mstomaso from Vulcan

I have a huge and very soft spot for 1950s sci-fi films with freakish aliens and/or monsters. Be forewarned - my view of this film is definitely colored by my unhealthy interest in these films.

This is a true archetypal classic of the genre.

*** Weird psychic sisters, *** alien mystery clouds, *** giant creeping cyclopes with tentacles, *** secret government agencies investigating the paranormal, *** possession, *** zombies, ***

Forest Tucker(!)

- it's all here.

This is a very entertaining low-fi, low-brow, B/W monster movie. I am convinced that the writers were asked to include every element of contemporary supernatural, sci fi and imaginative fiction stories and, kudos to them - they pulled it off! Stephen King's Dreamcatcher owes a huge debt to this beauty. If you think about it, Dreamcatcher is almost a rewrite of this film, with aliens that are just a little less ridiculous and a different narrative. And the biggest surprise of all - Forest Tucker can act! His F Troop character was not the only personality in his repertoire!

Remarkably, the absurdity of the plot is not used as an excuse for exceedingly bad special effects.

This is a little gem of a 50s pulp film. It's goofy as hell, fun, well executed, and well worth a sleepless night. Far more entertaining that the Creature from the Black Lagoon, and many others.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (68 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for The Crawling Eye (1958)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
how and what was the monster made of? wilkan57
Kang and Kodos? victor-41
Better than what they are rating it RivenWinner
Forrest Tucker's performance The_Man_in_the_Planet
Help with some details generian
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
The War of the Worlds On Her Majesty's Secret Service The Invisible Monster The Abominable Snowman King Kong
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Horror section IMDb UK section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.