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The Crawling Eye (1958)

The Trollenberg Terror (original title)
Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 31 December 1958 (USA)
A series of decapitations on a Swiss mountainside appear to be connected to a mysterious radioactive cloud.

Director:

Quentin Lawrence

Writers:

Jimmy Sangster (screenplay), Peter Key (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Forrest Tucker ... Alan Brooks
Laurence Payne ... Philip Truscott
Jennifer Jayne ... Sarah Pilgrim
Janet Munro ... Anne Pilgrim
Warren Mitchell ... Crevett
Frederick Schiller Frederick Schiller ... Klein
Andrew Faulds ... Brett
Stuart Saunders Stuart Saunders ... Dewhurst
Colin Douglas Colin Douglas ... Hans
Derek Sydney ... Wilde
Richard Golding Richard Golding ... First Villager
George Herbert George Herbert ... Second Villager
Anne Sharp ... German Woman
Leslie Heritage Leslie Heritage ... Carl
Jeremy Longhurst Jeremy Longhurst ... First Student Climber
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Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A man dissolves...and out of the oozing mist comes the hungry eye, slave to the demon brain! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 December 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Crawling Eye See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Tempean Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Featured in the first episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988). See more »

Goofs

Trollenberg isn't in Switzerland nor in the Alps. The travel posters in the Trollenberg train station depict the Matterhorn probably as seen from Zermatt, Switzerland. Trollenberg, however is actually located in Germany's Black Forest, nearly 400 KM away. The closest rail station access to Trollenberg is in Loßburg about 4 KM away. Zermatt, however in the shadow of the Matterhorn, does have a train station and cable gondola service to Furi and Schwarzsee. 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 »

Connections

Featured in Small Soldiers (1998) See more »

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Their Eyes Were Watching Misty Clouds
19 August 2001 | by BaronBl00dSee all my reviews

Mountain climbers on the Trollenberg mountain in Switzerland mysteriously disappear. Atop a nearby peak is a research center for the study of cosmic rays. American Forrest Tucker, on vacation, visits an old friend who is in charge of the scientific study and soon discovers he was asked by his friend to investigate a strange cloud that hangs over Trollenberg. This is the beginning of this little science fiction-horror gem from Great Britain. The film is directed by Quentin Lawrence and is full of suspense, tight direction, and good acting. It seems that the cloud is a means for alien movement for the aliens that have come to live on the mountain peak. These aliens are huge eyes basically, and are indeed impressive. The film is very serious in nature and this really helps the actors and plot in the area of believability. Forrest Tucker does a nice job in the lead and the rest of the cast is very good. A neat film!


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