The Trollenberg Terror is the title of both a 1956 “Saturday Serial” ITV UK television programme and a better-known 1958 black and white science fiction film.
The latter is also known as The Crawling Eye, Creature from Another World, The Creeping Eye, and The Flying Eye. Both versions are directed by Quentin Lawrence and feature Laurence Payne as journalist Philip Truscott, who investigates unusual accidents occurring at a Swiss resort. The film also stars Forrest Tucker as United Nations troubleshooter Alan Brooks.
Peter Key wrote the story for the serial, and Jimmy Sangster scripted the film version based on Keys’s story. It was the final film to be produced by Southall Studios, one of the earliest pioneer film studios in the UK.