Trollenberg Terror

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  • NR
  • 1958
  • 1 hr 18 min
  • 5.1  (4,747)

"Trollenberg Terror" is a classic horror movie that will send shivers down your spine. Released in 1958, the movie follows a group of mountain climbers who discover that a mysterious fog has enveloped the Swiss town of Trollenberg, and that something terrifying lurks within it. The movie stars Forrest Tucker as Alan Brooks, an American adventurer who has traveled to Trollenberg to investigate reports of strange murders in the area. Joining him are two British climbers, Philip Truscott (Laurence Payne) and his girlfriend Anne Pilgrim (Jennifer Jayne), as well as a group of scientists studying the weather patterns in the region.

As the group makes its way up the mountainside, they soon realize that the fog is not just an ordinary weather phenomenon but something far more sinister. People start to disappear, and it becomes increasingly clear that the village of Trollenberg is under attack by a race of giant, telepathic monsters that live within the fog.

The tension builds as the group is forced to band together to fight the creatures, knowing that they may not survive the encounter. The special effects are particularly impressive for a movie of its time, with giant tentacles snaking through the fog and an ever-present sense of menace lurking just around the corner.

What makes "Trollenberg Terror" particularly compelling is its claustrophobic setting - the group is trapped on a mountainside with no escape from the fog and the creatures. It's a movie that plays on our fear of the unknown, with the fog standing in for the unknown horrors that lurk just out of sight.

Forrest Tucker is particularly good in the lead role, playing the archetypal hero - brave, resourceful, and determined - who is willing to put his own life on the line to protect others. Laurence Payne and Jennifer Jayne also turn in solid performances, providing the romantic subplot that becomes a secondary focus of the movie.

The movie's atmosphere is also aided by the excellent score by composer Gerard Schurmann, which adds to the suspense and tension of the movie as it unfolds. In many ways, the movie is a testament to the power of good sound design in creating an immersive horror experience.

Overall, "Trollenberg Terror" is a must-see for horror movie fans, particularly those who appreciate classic films from the 1950s. Its blend of science fiction and horror elements creates a unique atmosphere that makes it stand out from other movies of its era. It's a gripping tale that will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end.

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    1 hr 18 min
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    5.1  (4,747)