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

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The Crawling Eye -- A classic science fiction terror thriller about a weird creature from outer space which survives in the rarefied atmosphere of the Swiss Alps and terrorizes scientists in a remote high-altitude research station. This hideous monster hides in the fog-shrouded cloud of mist and kills its victims by decapitation. As the mysterious cloud descends on the Swiss village of Trollenberg, United Nations science investigator Allan Brooks (Forrest Tucker), Professor Crevett (Warren Mitchell) and a young woman with psychic powers (Janet Munro) must find a way to stop the monster's murderous rampage before it's too late.

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Director:
Writers:
Jimmy Sangster (screenplay)
Peter Key (story)
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Release Date:
31 December 1958 (USA) See more »
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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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Great movie, bad eyeball See more (70 total) »

Cast

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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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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:
The Crawling Eye monster literally makes a cameo appearance in Stephen King's horror novel 'It'. The children run into the creature in the sewers during a 1958 segment of the novel.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The jet bomber at the end of the film is an English Electric Canberra, except for one shot where it mysteriously becomes a late-model Gloster Meteor jet fighter.See more »
Quotes:
First Student Climber:You idiot! We nearly had him. Why did you let him go?
Second Student Climber:Didn't you see?
First Student Climber:What are you talking about?
Second Student Climber:His head! It was torn off!
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23 out of 27 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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