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The Crawling Eye

Released Dec 31, 1958 1h 24m Sci-Fi List
67% Tomatometer 9 Reviews 30% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings In a small Swiss resort town, sisters Anne (Janet Munro) and Sarah Pilgrim (Jennifer Jayne) are worried by Anne's telepathic sense, which goes haywire. Reporter Philip Truscott (Laurence Payne) and U.N. worker Alan Brooks (Forrest Tucker), who's in the area to investigate unusual radiation levels, also sense something is amiss. It turns out vicious extraterrestrials are living in a radiation cloud in the Alps, brutally killing anyone who comes near and threatening to descend upon the town. Read More Read Less

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Ian Berriman SFX Magazine Although hampered by a low budget and some laughable model work, The Trollenberg Terror certainly has its moments. Mar 21, 2011 Full Review Mark Bourne DVDJournal.com The Crawling Eye (1958) is a bad movie -- but it's the good kind of bad, with not a mean-spirited bone in its gelatinous, pimple-shaped, tentacled, one-eyed body. Apr 4, 2006 Full Review Linda Cook Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) Rated: 3/5 Aug 7, 2005 Full Review Steve Crum Kansas City Kansan Arctic build-up to laughable eye finale is overall time waster Rated: 1/5 Oct 19, 2004 Full Review Tony Toscano Talking Pictures (U.S.) Rated: 3/5 Feb 6, 2003 Full Review Nicolas Lacroix Showbizz.net Rated: 3/5 Jan 18, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

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Dallas H The movie has cheeseball special effects and a visual concept for an alien, but still, it's a fun movie to watch from a goofy fun standpoint. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 10/09/23 Full Review Gordon W Delightful, original, well-written. A real favorite. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/29/23 Full Review robert p A cheesy old 1950's movie with monsters that stank, gives you an idea that this movie is no good, thus my one star rating! Rated 1 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Blobbo X Giant eyeball scare hell out of Blobbo as young Blob. A classic of its kind. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/09/23 Full Review william k Mediocre, slightly risible sci-fi horror drama was obviously made on a low budget; still, there are some entertaining moments. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review tom t Judge this movie for what it is - a well-made, well-acted low budget movie, rather than comparing it to big-budget movies. There are some truly scary moments in this film, such as when someone opens the door to the hotel and in come the flailing arms of the crawling eye. This is a classic from my childhood, and when I rented it a few years back on Netflix - before they deleted thousands of old movies :-( - I found that it held up surprisingly well. If you're in to B&W sci-fi movies from the 50s and 60s, you may well dig this one too. If this genre doesn't float your boat, well then why are you even reading this? Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis In a small Swiss resort town, sisters Anne (Janet Munro) and Sarah Pilgrim (Jennifer Jayne) are worried by Anne's telepathic sense, which goes haywire. Reporter Philip Truscott (Laurence Payne) and U.N. worker Alan Brooks (Forrest Tucker), who's in the area to investigate unusual radiation levels, also sense something is amiss. It turns out vicious extraterrestrials are living in a radiation cloud in the Alps, brutally killing anyone who comes near and threatening to descend upon the town.
Director
Quentin Lawrence
Producer
Robert S Baker, Monty Berman
Screenwriter
Jimmy Sangster
Genre
Sci-Fi
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Dec 31, 1958, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Jan 30, 2017
Runtime
1h 24m