The Crawling Eye

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"The nightmare terror of the slithering eye that unleashed agonizing horror on a screaming world!"
  • NR
  • 1958
  • 1 hr 24 min
  • 5.1  (4,747)

The Crawling Eye is a science fiction horror film from 1958 directed by Quentin Lawrence. The movie is set in Switzerland, where a group of scientists are investigating a series of mysterious deaths on a mountain. The scientists soon discover that the deaths have been caused by an extraterrestrial race of giant eyes that crawl around and kill their victims by burning them to death.

The film stars Forrest Tucker as Alan Brooks, an American journalist who comes to Switzerland to investigate the strange occurrences on the mountain. Laurence Payne plays Philip Truscott, a British scientist who is part of the investigation team, and Jennifer Jayne plays Sarah Pilgrim, a young woman who is caught up in the chaos.

The plot of The Crawling Eye is fairly simple, but it is executed well and is very effective in creating a sense of tension and horror. The film features some impressive special effects for its time, with the giant eyes being particularly creepy and memorable. The use of fog and mist on the mountain also adds to the sense of atmosphere and dread.

Despite the effectiveness of the horror elements, The Crawling Eye also has some elements of humor and romance. There are a few lighthearted moments in the film, particularly relating to Alan Brooks' character, and there is a subplot involving a budding romance between Sarah and Philip that adds an interesting dynamic to the story.

One of the strengths of The Crawling Eye is its cast. Forrest Tucker is a charming and likable hero, and Laurence Payne and Jennifer Jayne are both strong in their roles. The supporting cast also adds some memorable characters, particularly Warren Mitchell as a paranoid hotel owner and Andrew Faulds as a scientist who provides some exposition about the giant eyes.

Overall, The Crawling Eye is a classic example of 1950s science fiction horror cinema. It is a fun, well-made film with effective horror elements and a strong cast. The movie has remained popular with fans of the genre, and has even inspired a television series and a remake in the years since its release. If you are a fan of classic horror or science fiction movies, it is definitely worth checking out.

The Crawling Eye is a 1958 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 24 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.1.

The Crawling Eye
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    1 hr 24 min
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    5.1  (4,747)