The Crawling Misnomer
Movie Lover: Spencer Koelle
Media, PA US
-- July, 5, 2006
Let me begin by saying that the monstrous entity in the title is not, in my opinion, a crawling eyes. It is bloated, veiny, and monstrous, but the single eye is a distinct and seperate visual organ.
Going off of that, the movie is rather good. I always appreciate an interesting monster, and it is nice to see a scifi horror film that acknowledges the fact that most aliens can't just jump out of their spaceship and frolic around in a violently different atmosphere decapitating teenage lovers and/or befriending lovable but irritating children.
The atmosphere is heavy, the strange occurances are potent and often unexpected, the isolation appropriate and surprisingly underused setting. Despite this, the movie has some weak points. The cutaways to the flemish matte painting which we are intended to confuse with the mountain, the response of giving wiskey and lighting a cigarrette for a man with violent shaking, and some rather annoying characters like the unfunny fat guy and his companion are all counts against it.
All and all, I liked it, although I still believe that no film ever shown on Mystery Science Theater 3000 should be priced at over six dollars.
Cloud Nine From Outer Space
Movie Lover: FilmFlops Critic
-- September, 21, 2005
An atmospheric (no pun intended)sci-fi gem produced on a remarkably modest budget. The pacing is intentionally restrained, which allows for a fine build-up of tension. Fine interplay between the characters lends credence to this subdued alien invasion offering. The aliens are a physical disappointment: the "reveal" is alternately shocking or funny, depending upon one's viewpoint. All in all, good creepy-crawly fun, and one of my all-time favorites.
The Crawling Eye
Movie Lover: Bruce Boyle
Columbia, SC US
-- August, 15, 2005
This is a GREAT small budget horror/scifi film. The action moves along at a steady pace and the acting is well done. The movie really has some eeerie and spooky moments. When you finally see the creatures, just bring out the popcorn and enjoy the fun...