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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>

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Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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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

The fighter pilot during the final battle with the creatures gives his call-sign as "Jolly Roger." Whilst not an historical individual pilot, the elite VF-17 "Jolly Roger" squadron was famous for producing more ace fighter pilots than any other squadron in the history of WWII. During the period of this film (1958), the audience would immediately understand in context, that if "Jolly Roger" had been called in, then the pilot was the best of the best. See more »

Goofs

After Brett drinks a glass of wine, the glass is half full in the next shot. See more »

Quotes

Prof. Crevett: Da cloud has moved. It is at da foot of da South Col. Where da hut is.
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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 »

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Great B Movie
6 September 2005 | by tlw2001-1See all my reviews

I saw this film late one night in the 70's as a part of a run of horror movies on British TV on a Friday evening. It sticks in my memory as fun, silly but very frightening and so typical of many movies of the same genre all vastly underrated. Atmosphere is what it captured with its mountain solitude, cloud descending down the mountain and headless climber found in abandoned hut. Alien Monster movies don't come more frightening than this! This was a simple film with a great premise, flawed but fun. Some horror movies these days need to learn from the grand masters of old especially in the skills of lighting, atmosphere and cinematography.


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