In the Swiss mountain village of Trollenberg climbers are mysteriously disappearing on the mountainside. A nearby observatory detects a cloud on the mountainside which gives off radioactive readings and never moves. One of two English sisters who form a psychic stage act receives a premonition of great danger associated with the mountain. As the cloud starts to move down the mountain, killing people along the way, the astronomers realize they are dealing with an invasion of aliens who have come from a dying world and have selected the mountainside’s cold as the environment which most resembles their home planet.
This was part of Britain’s small but nevertheless effective contribution to the 1950s alien invader genre. Perhaps reflecting Britain’s much more isolationist policy, or merely only the fact that British sf was made on much tighter budgets, the British alien invasions films of the 1950s and 1960s – the most notable examples being The Quatermass Xperiment/The Creeping Unknown (1955) and Village of the Damned (1960) – were much more insidious, more psychologically orientated than their American peers. They contained threats that seemed to cut villages off from the rest of the world and where the threat seemed to come from within the ordered social fabric, as opposed to their American counterparts where the alien invasion was aimed at the whole of society…
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