The acting is very good by forrest tucker, janet munro, and the rest of the cast. Id seen it on television throughout the 60s in splicy, murky prints that always started with the trollenberg valley out of focus, and with a big tear in the first shot. Staring janet munro, forrest tucker, laurence payne and andrew faulds. They went out on a high note, which is always nice. Of gods and men official complete film by atomic network. The success of the film owes a great deal to the popularity of the quatermass series in the u. The crawling eye monster literally makes a cameo appearance in stephen kings horror novel it. Forrest tucker is quite entertaining and the most enjoyable memory is that i first viewed this movie as a three year old and remember shielding my eyes with the arm of my mother every time the crawling eye appeared. Jun 05, 20 the story behind the crawling eye was originally released in 1956 as an episode of a uk television program called saturday serial. The crawling eye page 14 classic horror film board. Apr 12, 2018 released in the uk as the trollenberg terror.
The crawling eye 1958 classic scifi and horror movie dvdr jennifer jayne actor, laurence payne actor rated. The streaming one is not wide screen nor is it complete. Trollenberg terror the crawling eye 1958 video dailymotion. The crawling eye 1958 british creature feature by captain murphy. But for casual fans, all the typical season one issues are here. The alpine village of trollenberg has been plagued by a series of fatal accidents on the towns namesake mountain.
Teenagers battle the thing horror movie, 1958 complete by movie vigilante. Crawling eye, the on dvd 014381870121 from image ent directed by quentin lawrence. Terror complete with its original uk certificate x card, eros films logo and a. The crawling eye page 16 classic horror film board. Guilty pleasures dont get much better than the crawling eye 1958. Jennifer jayne and forrest tucker in the crawling eye 1958 the crawling eye 1958 janet.
The tentacles from the crawling eye made a decent impact on popular culture. A couple of the mountaineers are hypnotized to try to kill anne convection schmonvection. The crawling eye 1958 changes the movie database tmdb. Now, viewed many years later, the crawling eye holds up passably well, unlike many other such films, which have only become laughable with the passing years although it should be mentioned that this was the inaugural film for mystery science theater 3000. Sarah and anna have multiple conversations on nonmale topics. The crawling eye dvd, 2001, widescreen european edition for. It was released in the uk under the same title, but here in the states, it got retitled to a much more appropriate monikerthe crawling eye. Its neat to see this first episode of a favorite series. Laurence payne, jennifer jayne, warren mitchell, andrew faulds.
The crawling eye 1958 british creature feature youtube. The aliens attacking the observatory are defeated by having an airplane. The crawling eye 1958 directed by quentin lawrence genres science fiction, thriller subgenres alien film release date oct 7, 1958 usa unknown run time 84 min. Stephen king considered it one of the scariest of the many horror movies he saw as a kid, and the climax of it features the eye monsters. This movie has the distinction of being the first film to be skewered on mystery science. Baker and monty berman, directed by quentin lawrence, that stars forrest tucker, laurence payne, jennifer jayne, and janet munro. If youve read stephen kings it, youll recall that pennywise manifests as the tentacled creature at one point. Paul based punk band released their first full length album in.
Rent the crawling eye 1958 starring forrest tucker on dvd and bluray. In the 50s, societal fear of the atomic bomb was projected back at us through the use of metaphorical figures such as giant lizards, oversized seacreatures, and warped representations of nature too often taken for granted. Images dvd of the crawling eye is a great treat, as it presents the first watchable version of the movie since its short theatrical run in 1958. The children run into the creature in the sewers during a 1958 segment of the novel.
In 1958, a film version was made, this time written by hammers own jimmy sangster. A mysterious cloud and a giant crawling eye terrorize an alpine village and behead mountainclimbers. The crawling eye dvd, 2001, widescreen european edition. This was the featured movie in the first comedy central episode of mystery science theater 3000. The muchmaligned the crawling eye slithers in our direction in finally the. Its really more of a suspense film rather than horror. Ultimately, the crawling eye is a film that presents a story with enough suspense and style to hold the audience for the majority of the picture. Annes sister wants nothing more than to get her the heck out of there brainwashed and crazy. Director quentin lawrence then decided to make a fulllength, black and white film version, which was released in 1958.
A series of decapitations on a swiss mountainside appear to be connected to a mysterious radioactive cloud. Posted on august 10, 2011 november 20, 2012 by monstergirl posted in 1950s, big bugs, campy vintage horror, classic sci fi, fiend of the day. All the crawling eye scenes from the crawling eye 1958. Movie sign is a somewhat lifeless affair all the way around no flashing lights, just a little camera shaking. The crawling eye the trollenberg terror 1958 if only we could see into the cloud, at least wed know what were dealing with. The crawling eye 1958 is a bad movie but its the good kind of bad, with not a. John carpenter has said that this film, with its creatures hidden in the clouds, was the inspiration for his film the fog 1980.
This is not the mst3k version a remote mountain resort in switzerland is invaded by horrible alien creatures that like to decapitate humans. The crawling eye 1958 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. You can watch the entire movie on youtube, complete with commercials from the day it was recorded. It might be criticized for tossing too many things into the pot, but they all help keep the story moving along and provide some nice little horror shocks along the way. The film was originally entitled the trollenberg terror, and is based on a popular six part television series.
Yes, its another one of those a movie which, when viewed as a young dr. Didnt get to see crawling eye until the early 1980s, when usa tv ran the 20th fox late 1959s horror sfilms, including abominable snowman, crawling eye, alligator people, and what else. Image entertainment presents the crawling eye the trollenberg terror 1958 if only we could see into the cloud, at least wed know what were dealing with. Teenagers battle the thing horror movie, 1958 complete by movie. The woman who notices her little daughter is missing during the evacuation big sister instinct. The film i was referencing was the quatermass xperiment 1955, aka the creeping unknown in which the american edition if memory serves as i havent gone back to look at my copies of both cuts recently was actually softened by shortening the. Apr 17, 2018 in 1958, a film version was made, this time written by hammers own jimmy sangster. I first saw this moving as the crawling eye at the drivein in the early 60s and have loved it ever since. Numerous climbers have mysteriously vanished without a trace, and the only one who was found had been beheaded. The crawling eye originally the trollenberg terror is a 1958 independently. The crawling eye 1958 directed by quentin lawrence. Notably, crawling eye was the final film to be produced by southall studios, one of the earliest pioneer film studios in the uk, which had made a steady stream of films since 1924.
Crawling along like snails, these horrific creatures attempt to. The crawling eye the trollenberg terror 1958 rotten. Tom walks into the theater by himself in the first movie segment, just as he often did during the ktma. Made in 1958 by hammer studios and written by hammer stalwart jimmy sangster, the crawling. The monster spfx are somewhat lowgrade, but a lot of fun. And then theres fun fare like the crawling eye 1958, which posits that visitors. The trollenberg terror was retitled the crawling eye when it was. Something sinister lurks within the perpetual cloud masking the trollenberg peak, decapitating mountaineers and posing an even deadlier menace to everyone else below.
With forrest tucker, laurence payne, jennifer jayne, janet munro. Both the television episode the trollenberg terror and its film adaptation follow the same premise. The crawling eye is definitely an episode that will intrigue fans of the show. See more ideas about horror movies, horror and eye movie.
The crawling eye classic films, classic sci fi, classic horror movies, old. Many who see this film might compare its special effects against todays standards, and that would be a mistake. Were your movie poster source for new releases and vintage movie posters. See more ideas about horror movies, eye movie and sci fi movies. The crawling eye in the united states is a 1958 independently made british blackandwhite science fiction monster film drama, produced by robert s. An investigator from the united nations shows up to look into the situation.
The 1958 film the crawling eye, despite its dubious distinction as the first movie featured on the nowlegendary mystery science theater 3000 on its basic cable debut, is generally considered to be fairly decent in many scifi circles. Logic lapses and the inevitable letdown when the eye creatures appear prevent it from being a complete success. The crawling eye the trollenberg terror 1958 rotten tomatoes. The crawling eye 1958 letterboxd social film discovery. The crawling eye 1958 fantastic movie musings and ramblings. A static, radioactive cloud near the peak is the common denominator in the deaths and mitchell, believing alien forces are involved, has summoned colleague tucker to help. Stephen king mentions the film in his 1986 horror novel it. The trollenberg terror was retitled the crawling eye when it was released in. I rewatched the opening scene of my mill springs 50 greatest scifi dvd with the crawling eye under the uk title, the trollenberg terror, late last night, or early this morning, and it had an approval certificate of the bbfc, as an x rated film, no one under 16.
The crawling eye 1958 classic scifi and horror movie dvdr. This british science fiction thriller has some of the feel of a quatermass movie. Mar 19, 2020 the crawling eye 1958 british creature feature. Having viewed the crawling eye the trollenberg terror as a youngster and at a time when production values were the norm, i can. This production was developed during the height of the cold war and the fear of atomic anniliation and invasion by space visitors. A series of deaths on a swiss mountainside appear to be. The crawling eye widescreen edition dvd 1958 replacement. I mean, lets face it, what scifimonster kid wouldnt be lined up to see that film back then. Having viewed the crawling eye the trollenberg terror as a youngster and at a time when production values were the norm, i can tell you that this is a fun movie, and a guilty pleasure. The story behind the crawling eye was originally released in 1956 as an episode of a uk television program called saturday serial. Rent the crawling eye 1958 on dvd and bluray dvd netflix. The crawling eye in the united states is a 1958 independently made british blackandwhite science fiction monster film drama.
The crawling eye actually titled the trollenberg terror is one of the 1950s horror movies that is difficult for me to rate. Jan 04, 2014 something sinister lurks within the perpetual cloud masking the trollenberg peak, decapitating mountaineers and posing an even deadlier menace to everyone else below. The crawling eye movie posters from movie poster shop. Laurence payne, jennifer jayne, warren mitchell, andrew faulds director. Dec 12, 2017 the tentacles from the crawling eye made a decent impact on popular culture. The crawling eye 1958 ciencia ficcion, ficcion, cartel. On an alpine mountain under a mysterious radioactive cloud hide a squad of illtempered invaders from outer space, bulbous blinkers anticipating the simpsons kang and kodos. This title is manufactured on demand using dvdr, when sold by amazon. The crawling eye 1958 is a bad movie but its the good kind of bad, with not a meanspirited bone in its gelatinous, pimpleshaped, tentacled, oneeyed body.1132 1315 695 1641 47 1082 1154 1609 1589 1087 294 1221 1151 587 318 1606 1606 1122 1462 1341 179 1127 193 183 349 218 1125 110 736 1631 432 1424 894 1371 276 435 592 1039 419 541 879 43 757 394 478 509 847