A classic science fiction terror thriller about a weird creature from outer space which survives in the rarefied atmosphere of the Swiss Alps and terrorizes scientists in a remote high-altitude research station. This hideous monster hides in the fog-shrouded cloud of mist and kills its victims by decapitation. As the mysterious cloud descends on the Swiss village of Trollenberg, United Nations science investigator Allan Brooks (Forrest Tucker), Professor Crevett (Warren Mitchell) and a young woman with psychic powers (Janet Munro) must find a way to stop the monster's murderous rampage before it's too late.
Just finished watching this great gem about five minutes ago. Loved start to finish. The dvd transfer was first rate with very little scratchs or wash out at all. Sound was pretty good. As with most all sci-fi/horror movies you don't really see a whole lot of the monster but get your moneys worth at the end. For the budget that the fx guys must not have had they did a fairly good job. The close up of the eye looked really good. I first heard of this movie from reading Stephen King's book IT and had to see for myself. Worth the wait. As with all titles I've gotten so far from Image first rate, run out and get your own and don't leave the lights out. See ya around.
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.
Compare the trailer on the disk to the actual movie. The quality of the trailer is terrible and is probably how many people have seen the entire movie. The actual movie is crisp and sharp. I'm always on the lookout for quality DVD's at bargain prices.