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Rated PG-13
Copyright 1958 Tempean Productions Limited
Reviewed by Andrew Borntreger on 'a long time ago'

The Characters:  

  • Allen Brooks - A United Nations scientist, he has encountered the aliens before in the Andes.
  • Anne - Very pretty girl, she is a telepath and the Crawling Eyes make every attempt to kill her.
  • Sarah - Anne's sister, and that's about all she does.
  • Philip - Reporter who knows of the incident in the Andes, looking for a story.
  • Professor Crevett - Goofy little guy who is studying cosmic rays.
  • Brett and Dewhurst - Two climbers, both are killed... ...Brett is controlled as a zombie by the aliens for a while.
  • The Crawling Eyes - Aliens which are radioactive, telepathic, and live in extreme cold.

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The Plot: 

This film had a couple of things going for it, not least of which was that Anne is really attractive. Unfortunately they made this movie in 1958 so she dresses like June Cleaver. Pretty funny at times in a "look, this is serious" way, I wish it hadn't been so boring at others. Massive amounts of drinking going on too, everything that happens requires a drink. Brett how about a drink before you climb the mountain? Better take a bottle of brandy with you for the climb. Back from the mountain Brett, how about a drink? I'm thinking about visiting Switzerland now. Allen and the girls end up in Trollenberg for different reasons and soon find nefarious things are happening. There is a radioactive cloud which never moves on the mountain's slope and climbers are disappearing and while Allen has seen this before he isn't doing much better the second time around. Anne is constantly endangered by the monsters, through a compulsion to climb the mountain or by zombies sent to kill her. The humans are forced into the safety of the observatory when Crawling Eyes descend on the town. By using molotov cocktails and a napalm bombing the aliens are defeated.

Things I Learned From This Movie: 

  • Mountains cause girls to faint.
  • Men shouldn't offer other men help with unpacking.
  • Villagers have something to say about everything.
  • Clouds that are stationary and radioactive are bad news.
  • Forboding music does not belong in a scene involving empty beds.
  • Do not open a rucksack that is just lying around on a mountainside, odds are there's a head in it.
  • Zombies created by freezing aliens melt away when killed.
  • Never leave the darn kid's toy behind, you know not to leave the darn toy behind, of course the kid will run back to get it.
  • The British Airforce hates clouds.

Stuff To Watch For: 

  • 2 mins - Hey, who threw a man-sized stuffed doll off the mountain? Also notice that he says "No!" quite clearly despite the fact that his head is supposed to be torn off by now. (you can't see his head in the scene)
  • 7 mins - Mommy, why is the background a picture?
  • 8 mins - The scenery in the car's window is bouncing around like crazy!
  • 17 mins - Hmmm, metal door sounded more like a wooden one being slammed shut.
  • 22 mins - That's a darn good zoom lens for a 50's era video camera.
  • 47 mins - Pickaxe fight!
  • 66 mins - Um, that's the alien thing?
  • 81 mins - Awesome model work there, that looks just like a real alien climbing a real mountainside...
  • 83 mins - Sure Philip take her outside for a breath of fresh air, ever stop to think there are giant rotting eye-things out there and napalm all over the slope? Moron.

 Audio clips in wav formatSOUNDSStarving actors speak out 

Green Music Note crawleye1.wav Climber1: "You idiot we nearly had him, why did you let him go?"
Climber2: "Didn't you see?"
Climber1: "What are you talking about?"
Climber2: "His head, it was torn off!"
Green Music Note crawleye2.wav Crevett: "How many more times do I tell you I am not to be interrupted?"
Assistant: "I'm sorry sir but there's someone outside to see you."
Crevett: "I don't care, tell them to go away!"
Green Music Note crawleye3.wav Assistant1: "Professor I thought I had better contact you, that cloud has started moving. Yes, it's variation is about six degrees."
Assistant2: "Radioactivity increasing!"
Assistant1: "The radioactivity is increasing too sir!"
Green Music Note crawleye4.wav A Crawling Eye screaming in pain.

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Video Clipcrawleye1.mpg - 1.8m
Who threw a stuffed doll off the mountain? I love how the man (who is supposed to be missing his head) says, "No!" Hehehe!

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Reply #41. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM by Anomar
I wish you had actually WATCHED the movie. If you had you would probably realize that the "NO" came from one of the "man sized rag dolls" friends as they pulled him up(after he goes over the cliff) and see that his head has been torn off. I know as I watch that movie regulaly. One of my favorite early Horror/Monster movie. And to Bob I also have Invisible Invaders, Plan 9 from Outer Space(Bela Lugosi's last film), First Flight to Venus and many more. I love them all. (I am addicted to cheez.)
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Reply #42. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by Fox Of Nod
I found this on DVD at a K-MART! I didn't know what it was but it look like a B-movie so I had to get it. took me a wile befor i wacht it. but when I read the back i rememberd the episode of Freakazoid just from reading the discription and then i wacht it and it was good.
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Reply #43. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by Fox Of Nod
Oh and isn't the sound the things make funny as hell it just sounds like some one going aahhh!! Or something.
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Reply #44. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM by Colin G
I see one of the postings repeats the old "fact" that Janet Munro was Caroline Munro's mother.
She wasn't.
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Reply #45. Posted on July 08, 2006, 11:39:41 PM by R. Lloyd Nelson
The Crawling Eye is available in a two DVD set with the original Invaders From Mars.  Deep Discount DVD has the pair for less than $10.  
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Reply #46. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by Bill
I like this's always been one of my's not a bad movie, it's a 50's sci-fi movie that had alot going for it at the time.  Technically, it's a dinosaur however, I love it for the sheer satisfaction that it'sa a movie that I used to see 5 nights in a row on the 60's movie show MILLION DOLLAR MOVIE.

There are classic lines that my friends and I make fun of but the one that always tells me that they didn't pay much attention to detail is the one at the end of the mvoie when Phillip asks Ann if she wants to step outside for a breath of fresh air...............even though they just got done napalming the whole mountain that is now full of char-broiled eyeballs......Breath of fresh air indeed.
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Reply #47. Posted on November 17, 2007, 02:51:27 PM by Monalisajack
  I too saw  this movie on Chiller Theatre channel 11 in NYC.  One of my favorite B movies I have it on DVD.
Re: The Crawling Eye
Reply #48. Posted on November 23, 2007, 04:44:20 PM by Duderancher
I saw this movie when it was first released while living in Navy Housing in Corpus Christi, TX.  I think it cost a whole 10 cents.  I was about four years old at the time....  This movie scared the holly crap out of me and continued to haunt me for I would guess close to two years later!!!  I had constant reoccurring nightmares about this movie, not to mention many a sleepless and scarred stiff nights.  I am 52 now and NEVER forgot this movie.  I even had to buy a copy a couple of years ago.  I watched it and wondered what the heck I was so scared about...
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