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The Trollenberg Terror

The Trollenberg Terror

The Trollenberg Terror (a.k.a. The Crawling Eye in the United States) is a 1958 independently made British black-and-white science fiction monster film drama, produced by Robert S. Baker and Monty Berman, directed by Quentin Lawrence, that stars Forrest Tucker, Laurence Payne, Jennifer Jayne, and Janet Munro. The special effects were handled by Les Bowie. The story was based on a 1956 British ITV "Saturday Serial" television programme written by George F. Kerr, Jack Cross and Giles Cooper, under the collective pseudonym of "Peter Key." The film was distributed in the U.K. by Eros Films Ltd. in October, 1958 as The Trollenberg Terror, and in the U.S. by Distributors Corporation of America as The Crawling Eye. It was released in the U.S. on July 7, 1958 as a double feature with the British science fiction film The Strange World of Planet X (a.k.a. Cosmic Monsters in the United States).

Plot

On the Swiss mountain Trollenberg, one of three student climbers is suddenly killed, his head ripped from his body. Two sisters, Anne (Munro) and Sarah Pilgrim (Jayne), a London mind-reading act, are travelling by train to Geneva when Anne faints as the train passes the mountain. Upon waking, Anne insists that they must get off at the next stop.