The Crawling Eye (The Trollenberg Terror)

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The Trollenberg Terror was adapted for the screen by Jimmy Sangster from the popular BBC TV serial by Peter Key. At the remote Alpine village of Trollenberg, someone or something is killing off mountain climbers. The culprits turn out to be an army of one-eyed, tentacled, beasts from outer space, who hide themselves in a radioactive cloud. Crawling along like snails, these horrific creatures attempt to neutralize their human foes by pumping a freezing fog at their pursuers. It helps matters not at all that some of the locals have been mentally enslaved by the monsters. It's up to American scientist Alan Brooks to save the day. The Trollenberg Terror was retitled The Crawling Eye when it was released in the U.S. on a double bill with The Cosmic Terror.


Forrest Tucker
as Alan Brooks
Janet Munro
as Anne Pilgrim
Laurence Payne
as Philip Truscott
Jennifer Jayne
as Sarah Pilgrim
Warren Mitchell
as Prof. Crevett
Richard Golding
as First Villager
George Herbert
as Second Villager
Anne Sharpe
as German Woman with Little Girl
Anne Sharp
as German Woman
Caroline Glazer
as Litte Girl
Garard Green
as Search Plane Pilot
Jeremy Longhurst
as First Student Climber
Anthony Parker
as Second Student Climber
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Audience Reviews for The Crawling Eye (The Trollenberg Terror)

  • Dec 07, 2014
    A group individuals arrived at a snow mountain village where the mountainers began to die from decapitation, one telepathic girl suggested that something sinister is behind the gruesome deaths and the group set to find out there is an extra terrestrial creature (the Crawling Eye) residing within the moutains and seeking to destroy the human race. It's really more of a suspense film rather than horror. All the talking was too boring to keep me engaged, even MST3K couldn't help it
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Sep 05, 2010
    There's not much you can do when crazy eye aliens attack I guess, but the whole story is kinda stupid. It could have been better.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Aug 14, 2009
    Cheesy and some laughable acting in this 1958 horror movie. I wanted to watch this more for my interest in Janet Munro, who was terrific in the early 60's sci-fi "The day the earth caught fire". She is little more than a pretty face here, with Forrest Tucker shouldering the serious performing. The rest of the cast are lightweight at best. What makes this movie interesting is this plot seems to be the inspiration for the recent movie "the Mist". Not a bad watch..just nothing special either.
    alan j Super Reviewer

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