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5.0 out of 5 stars You can lose your head in the clouds
This movie is based on a British TV series The Trollenberg Terror.

A mysterious cloud is occupying the mountain. People are mysteriously disappearing or at least their heads are detaching. Alan Brooks (Forest Tucker) has seen this happen before and is familiar with the phenomenon so he is sent to investigate. Also, Sarah Pilgrim (Jennifer Jayne) a psychic in a...
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3.0 out of 5 stars A treat for Jennifer Jayne fans
This film is real nostalgic nonesense and a treat for fans of the great British scary B movie era. I loved it for it's atmosphere and very un-special effects enhanced by black and white, and as for Jennifer Jayne - as stunning a brunette as she was a blonde in the William Tell series of the late 50's. Enjoy it for the early horror that it is - because modern horror it...
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You can lose your head in the clouds, 4 Aug. 2011
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bernie "xyzzy" (Arlington, Texas) - See all my reviews
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This movie is based on a British TV series The Trollenberg Terror.

A mysterious cloud is occupying the mountain. People are mysteriously disappearing or at least their heads are detaching. Alan Brooks (Forest Tucker) has seen this happen before and is familiar with the phenomenon so he is sent to investigate. Also, Sarah Pilgrim (Jennifer Jayne) a psychic in a sister act is compelled to go there; if you do not keep your EYE on her, she has a tendency to wander off in a trance.

There is something funny about one of the disappearing villagers that suddenly returns.

It looks like the only hope for the town's people is to head for the lab at the top of the sky lift as it has thick concrete walls. The lab is equipped the standard 50's SCI/FI equipment. Yet your future is cloudy (radioactive cloudy). When confronted by a mysterious eye will you freeze in your tracks or do you have a tentacle to be lifted by the experience.

Do not watch this movie if you are in a cabin.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Golden Oldie Classic Worth a View, 12 Feb. 2013
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E. A. Redfearn "eredfearn2" (Middlesbrough) - See all my reviews
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I have no memory of the television series being shown during the 1950s when this was the era of BBCs Quatermass. So, it was good to seize the opportunity of watching the film version which, although dated, is very entertaining, especially for movie buffs like myself who get a lot of enjoyment watching these oldie B-Movies from those far off days.

Forrest Tucker stars as a Scientific Investigator Alan Brooks who is sent for to investigate some mysterious deaths in the Alps. Along the way, he meets two lovely ladies (lucky man!) played by Jennifer Jayne (William Tell) and Janet Munro (The Day The Earth Caught Fire) who both end up staying in the same village. One of them is a psychic, and apparantly has some connection with the mysterious happenings on the mountain overlooking the village where a strange cloud can be observed.

That is basically the storyline really. Oldie TV and Movie fans will recognise many of the actors from those far off days, Warren Mitchell; Laurence Payne; Andrew Faulds and Colin Douglas. Produced by Robert S Baker and Monty Berman who went on to produce many popular TV series, with a script by Jimmy Sangster who also wrote many fine scripts for Hammer films, including Quatermass Experiment. Special effects look a little amateurish, but its the dated effects which provide these films with much charm.

Picture quality is rather good bearing in mind the film's age, with mono sound. There are no extras to speak off, nevertheless it is a fine purchase, especially for sci-fi fans.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Splendid Horror, 15 Jan. 2013
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In my youth, I never managed to get past half way through this horror/SciFi film on TV. It was a bit like those who watched as children Doctor Who from behind the settee! However, once the monster is seen, then it becomes just becomes fun in the same way that the old Doctor Who films have become classic. So, my childhood fears are dissipated 50 years later and it is great that this old film has been released recently on DVD. Whatever the age, and even given graphics and monsters a generation back from what can be produced now, the film is splendid for the tenseness and it it is gripping through to the end. A splendid watch for those with a bit of a yen for horror films of times gone past.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Trollenburg Terror, 14 Jan. 2010
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I am a fan of these old black and white sc-fi films. This was serialised by the BBC many years ago. I missed it or was not allowed to watch it then. So I watched the film much later and enjoyed it. Yes the monsters are a bit naff! But I think the tension is built well. It has all the usual stuff, female interest, child threatened by the monster and saved by the hero.

However if you do not expect too much from your films and enjoy the "B" movie sc-fi. Then this is for you.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars TERROR, 30 July 2013
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GREAT CLASSIC FROM THE 50'S. YOU WILL BE SHOCKED ON WHAT THE CREATURES LOOK LIKE. TERRIFIC ACTING, TOP NOTCH LOCATIONS. ONLY THE PEOPLE FROM THE 50'S CAN PRODUCE THESE TYPE. SPEND THE MONEY, IT'S WORTH IT. I HAD SEEN FORREST TUCKER IN CHICAGO IN A LOCATION I WAS WORKING, HE IS A BIG MAN, AND ONE HELL OF A PERSON. GO AHEAD BUY THIS DVD, YOU WILL NOT BE SORRY.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Crawling Eye., 21 Nov. 2014
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Spike Owen "John Rouse Merriott Chard" (Birmingham, England.) - See all my reviews
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The filmic adaptation of a 1956 UK TV serial of the same name, The Trollenberg Terror is a whole bunch of fun and not deserving of the stinker reputation it has in some sci-fi loving circles.

Action is set in Trollenberg, Switzerland and concerns a creature from outer space that has taken residence in a radioactive cloud atop of the Trollenberg mountain. As the bodies start to pile up and various climbers go missing on the mountain, the United Nations send a boffin to help the local scientists to hopefully solve the mystery.

The effects work has been the source of some disdain, and in truth it’s poor but not the worst from the 1950s pantheon of “B” schlockers. The back projection scenes are crude, but again in keeping with the fun aspects of the genre and era. However, Jimmy Sangster’s screenplay is tight and produces brainy conversations and strong sequences.

Horror comes by way of headless bodies turning up that once sane people turn into maniacs as “the terror” weaves its magic. On the normal human side the narrative is given a boost by Janet Munro’s (excellent) telepathic darling, something which troubles the visitors greatly and puts her in grave danger. The psychological aspects of the story mark this out as a genre piece of worth.

Elsewhere director Quentin Lawrence does a study job with what is available to him, Forest Tucker is the hero in waiting, playing it reserved like, and Warren Mitchell proves good foil for Tucker and the Terror! It’s not a great film, but it is a good one, let down in some tech departments for sure, but strengths elsewhere make up for its flaws. 7/10
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A treat for Jennifer Jayne fans, 18 Feb. 2008
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This film is real nostalgic nonesense and a treat for fans of the great British scary B movie era. I loved it for it's atmosphere and very un-special effects enhanced by black and white, and as for Jennifer Jayne - as stunning a brunette as she was a blonde in the William Tell series of the late 50's. Enjoy it for the early horror that it is - because modern horror it aint! Great stuff!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One to watch., 19 July 2014
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If classic British Sci-Fi is your thing then this is one you will not want to miss. Rarely shown on television, it is a minor masterpiece of the era.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed watching this again, 5 Mar. 2015
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This particular film I have not seen for many years. I used to watch this on TV in the 1960s. I enjoyed watching this again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 23 Dec. 2013
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Brilliant, it brought back a lot of old happy memories. Well packed, arrived on time & top quality.
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