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The Crawling Eye (1958)

The Trollenberg Terror (original title)
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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Did You Know?

Trivia

It had been a TV serial before becoming a film, Laurence Payne and Stuart Saunders reprise their roles from the serial. In the original production, the creatures were called "Ixodes." 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: How 'bout a breath of fresh air?
Anne Pilgrim: I'd love a breath of fresh air.
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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

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Kitten with a Whip (1994) See more »

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I like it!
18 September 2003 | by smellsSee all my reviews

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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