The Trollenberg Terror (1958)
a DogKnob presentation (b/w 86m)
Top 3 Reasons to buy The Trollenberg Terror at dogknob.com
1. You will only pay $3.99 for it there
2. It is WAY better quality than the version here
3. You can choose to download a DVD-ready MPEG-2 version
Alan Brooks (Forrest Tucker of F-Troop infamy), apparently a professional smoker for the United Nations, can never seem to get a vacation in. When he drops by Switzerland's Trollenberg Institute for Contaminated Cheese Development to see his old equipment-abusing buddy Professor Crevette (and his lab assistants, all of whom are named Beaker [and his recalcitrant computer with its state-of-the-art Windows 58 OS]), he becomes swept up in a whirlwind of addled psychic doublemint twins, narcissistic brits, headless geologists, homicidal zombies, flatulent bartenders, dispeptic local politicians, saucy broads who dress like NFL referees and, thankfully, that sweet, sweet Swiss shizzle.
Oh yeah... and an angry mob of decapitating, mind-controlling, opera-mauling TENTACLED CRAWLING FRIGGIN' EYEBALLS FROM ANOTHER GALAXY FER CRYIN' OUT LOUD! who go door-to door preaching the Good News.
Poor Alan... All that and he nearly ends up joining the "Kilometer High Club" ...AGAINST HIS WILL!
Amidst the chaos, carnage and swiss cheese twinkies, no one is safe... certainly not Sarah Palin, Jackass, Strauss, Mussorgsky, your sac, ducks, rave-goers, children under 16, reality TV, Van Morrison, Björk, Family Circus, floranymphomaniacs, Garrison Keillor, Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, relatives of Donald Sutherland, Willy Wonka, Rush (neither of them), Antiques Road Show, PBS pledge week, Stanley Kubrick or the San Diego Padres, to name but a few.
Yes, yes... this IS the film MST3K originally riffed on its first full-length episode many thousands of years ago; it's that moldy oldie with the alternate title (The Crawling Eye) in its opening credits. THEY had a print that looked and sounded like it had been buried under your Uncle Dad's house for 40 years. OUR print has the original title and looks and sounds WAAAYY better, factors that highlight the film's striking superiority to many 50s B-list horror films.
We also used the latest technology to colorize this golden-era Sci-Fi classic so people under 30 will watch it, then used the same technology to un-colorize it when we realized it looked so very much like one of Ted Turner's freudian dreams as to make us both very, very uncomfortable and, frankly, deeply ashamed of ourselves.
Cassidy: "...in fact, it smells exactly like a hot dog vendor, a rabbi and Bigfoot hiding in the closet!"
DX Stone: "Oh Ann... How many times have I told you? Harder is a terrible safe word!"
The admission charge, at $5.99, is a bit higher than most... but so are we. And besides, it's only $3.99 at dogknob.com