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The Trollenberg Terror PG rating

Strange events at a Swiss mountain resort are linked to a mind-controlling tentacled creature.

Horror 1958 81 mins

Director: Quentin Lawrence


A journalist investigating strange decapitations at a Swiss mountain resort discovers they’re linked to the appearance a mysterious radioactive cloud.

The final production to be filmed at the long forgotten Southall Studios borrowed a formula from Hammer Films’ Quatermass in adapting a successful BBC sci-fi serial, with future Hammer stalwart Jimmy Sangster providing the script. Featuring a cast that includes a young Warren Mitchell, The Trollenberg Terror is a tremendously enjoyable 50s sci-fi that weaves in telepathy, conspiracies, zombies, decapitations and a tentacled creature that ranks as among the most memorable in British sci-fi.