The Trollenberg Terror (1958)
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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.
A man dissolves...and out of the oozing mist comes the hungry eye, slave to the demon brain!
Also Known As:
The Crawling Eye
Title: Trollenberg Terror, The
Release Date: December 31, 1958
Runtime: 82 mins
All Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi
Colors: Black and White
Sound: Mono, Mono
IMDB Rating: 4.2
Buried.com Rating: 5.2 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With T
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Forrest Tucker ...Alan Brooks
Laurence Payne ...Philip Truscott
Jennifer Jayne ...Sarah Pilgrim
Janet Munro ...Anne Pilgrim
Warren Mitchell ...Prof. Crevett
Frederick Schiller ...Mayor Klein
Andrew Faulds ...Brett
Stuart Saunders ...Dewhurst
Colin Douglas ...Hans
Derek Sydney ...Wilde
Richard Golding ...First Villager
George Herbert ...Second Villager
Anne Sharp ...German Woman with Little Girl
Leslie Heritage ...Carl
Jeremy Longhurst ...First Student Climber
Anthony Parker ...Second Student Climber
Theodore Wilhelm ...Fritz
Garard Green ...Search Plane Pilot
Caroline Glaser ...Little Girl
Jack Taylor ...Jim
Robert S. Baker
More Movie Taglines:
- A man dissolves...and out of the oozing mist comes the hungry eye, slave to the demon brain!
- WARNING: If you've ever been hypnotized, do not come alone!
- The nightmare terror of the slithering eye that unleashed agonizing horror on a screaming world!
- It's looking for you!
- [last lines] [in the observatory room, looking out the panorama window] Prof. Crevett: [spoken with German accent] Well, Alan. For the first time in weeks, the Trollenberg is free from clouds. Alan Brooks: Yes - and let's hope it stays that way.
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!
Prof. Crevett: And then dere is da cloud. Alan Brooks: What cloud? Prof. Crevett: Come on, Alan, you know what I'm talking about. Da cloud where there should be no cloud. Alan Brooks: Where there are mountains, there are always clouds. Prof. Crevett: But dis one remains static. On da side of da Trollenberg it never moves. Alan Brooks: A freak of nature. Prof. Crevett: A *radioactive* freak of nature?
Sarah Pilgrim: *Was* there an accident, Mister Klein? Mayor Klein: O-On a mountain, uh, dese things sometimes happen.
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.
- John Carpenter has said that this film, with its creatures hidden in the clouds, was the inspiration for his film The Fog (1980).
It had been a TV serial before becoming a film, Laurence Payne and Stuart Saunders reprise their roles from the serial.
For its release in America the film was cut down to 75 minutes, because American distributors wanted to get to the monsters faster. The full running length of the film is 84 minutes and is fully restored on the DVD release.
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.
This was the last film produced by Southall Studios, one of the earliest pioneer film studios of the United Kingdom.
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