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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.

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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. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Trivia

The light aircraft shown mid way through the film is a Morane-Saulnier MN 502 Criquet - based on the WW2 German Fieseler Fi 156 Storch See more »

Goofs

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

Sarah Pilgrim: *Was* there an accident, Mister Klein?
Mayor Klein: O-On a mountain, uh, dese things sometimes happen.
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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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Referenced in Babycakes (1989) See more »

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Loved this one
25 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

I saw this film, The Crawling Eye, on TV as a kid back in the very early 60s. Scared me to death. They keep the goodies from you until almost the end. Creepy. Kind of gross. I remember the mountain climbers at the very beginning of the flick: Why did you let go of the rope? Didn't you see him? His head was gone!! Don't miss this one- it's fun.


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