The Trollenberg Terror (1958)

The Trollenberg Terror aka The Crawling Eye
Director: Quentin Lawrence
Writer: Jimmy Sangster
Based on: The Trollenberg Terror TV show
Cast: Forrest Tucker, Laurence Payne, Jennifer Jayne, Janet Munro, Warren Mitchell
Part of: Viennale

Alan Brooks (Forrest Tucker) meets two young women – Ann (Janet Munro) and Sarah Pilgrim (Jennifer Jayne) – on the train through Switzerland. The two sisters are a psychic act and as they approach Alan’s destination, Sarah feels that they need to get off there, too and convinces Ann. So the three of them check into the local hotel in Trollenberg. But Alan has come for a specific reason: there have been reports of climbers disappearing in the mountains and generally weird occurences – and it’s not the first time that Alan has come into contact with them.

The Trollenberg Terror is a pretty damn awesome film. It’s fun, has pretty good special effects and it really evokes the 50s. I enjoyed the hell out of it.

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