I watched the 1958 Alliance Film Studios horror movie “The Crawling Eye”, known as the “The Trollenberg Terror” in Europe, on Svengoolie. It seems that there is a radioactive cloud that hovers over Mount Trollenberg in Switzerland that has had unusual accidents occurring near it. Sisters Anne and Sarah Pilgrim are worried when Anne’s telepathic sense goes haywire. United Nations troubleshooter Alan Brooks, joined by journalist Philip Truscott is investigating and suspects these deaths are related to similar incidents,
from three years earlier, that occurred in the Andes Mountains which involved a similar radioactive cloud. The movie is produced by Robert S Baker (Jack The Ripper, TV episodes of The Saint),
Alan is played by Forrest Tucker (Hellfire, Sands of Iwo Jima, Warpath, The Abominable Snowman, Chisum, Timestalkers, TV episodes of F-Troop, Daniel Boone, Rawhide, Gunsmoke, Alias Smith and Jones, Columbo, Kojak, The Bionic Woman),
Andrew Faulds (Blood of the Vampire, Cleopatra, Jason and the Argonauts, Lisztomania, lots of British television). “The Crawling Eye” helped inspire John Carpenter’s “The Fog” and was mentioned by Stephen King in his 1986 horror novel “It”.
This is a very low-budget movie and kinda bad at times, but a good kind of bad. It certainly has some crazy, good alien attacks. I’ll give this movie 2.5 out of 5 stars. For more information read Wikipedia, IMDB, and Rotten Tomatoes.