MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 7,248 this week

Caltiki, the Immortal Monster (1959)
"Caltiki - il mostro immortale" (original title)

Unrated  |   |  Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  20 September 1960 (USA)
5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 561 users  
Reviews: 20 user | 17 critic

Archaeologists investigating some Mayan ruins come across a blob-like monster. They manage to destroy it with fire, but keep a sample. Meanwhile, a comet is due to pass close to the Earth -... See full summary »

Directors:

(as Robert Hamton) , (uncredited)

Writer:

(as Philip Just)
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 4243 titles
created 14 Jan 2012
 
a list of 918 titles
created 10 May 2012
 
a list of 427 titles
created 23 Aug 2012
 
a list of 17 titles
created 18 Dec 2013
 
a list of 40 titles
created 5 days ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Caltiki, the Immortal Monster (1959)

Caltiki, the Immortal Monster (1959) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Caltiki, the Immortal Monster.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

After landing on a mysterious planet, a team of astronauts begin to turn on each other, swayed by the uncertain influence of the planet and its strange inhabitants.

Director: Mario Bava
Stars: Barry Sullivan, Norma Bengell, Ángel Aranda
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Italian thriller about a shadowy killer in black murdering fashion models through brutal methods.

Director: Mario Bava
Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Eva Bartok, Thomas Reiner
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In the 19th century, a sadistic nobleman terrorizes the members of his family. He is found dead, but his ghost soon returns to haunt the residents of his castle.

Director: Mario Bava
Stars: Daliah Lavi, Christopher Lee, Tony Kendall
Certificate: M Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In psychedelic swinging 60s style, the dreaded thief (and killer) Diabolik wreaks havoc on a generic European country for his own financial gain and amusement. He shares an extravagant ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Bava
Stars: John Phillip Law, Marisa Mell, Michel Piccoli
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Surreal goings-on at a Spanish villa in this poetic horror fairytale, which was crassly re-edited into The House of Exorcism (1975) for US release.

Director: Mario Bava
Stars: Telly Savalas, Elke Sommer, Sylva Koscina
Evil Eye (1963)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A tourist witnesses a murder and finds herself caught up in a series of bloody killings.

Director: Mario Bava
Stars: Letícia Román, John Saxon, Valentina Cortese
Black Sabbath (1963)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A trio of atmospheric horror tales about: A woman terrorized in her apartment by phone calls from an escaped prisoner from her past; a Russian count in the early 1800s who stumbles upon a ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Bava
Stars: Michèle Mercier, Lidia Alfonsi, Boris Karloff
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A couple is terrorized in their new house haunted by the vengeful ghost of the woman's former husband who possesses her young son.

Director: Mario Bava
Stars: Daria Nicolodi, John Steiner, David Colin Jr.
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An elderly heiress is killed by her husband who wants control of her fortunes. What ensues is an all-out murder spree as relatives and friends attempt to reduce the inheritance playing ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Bava
Stars: Claudine Auger, Luigi Pistilli, Claudio Camaso
Rabid Dogs (1974)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Following a bungled robbery, three violent criminals take a young woman, a middle-aged man, and a child hostage and force them to drive them outside Rome to help them make a clean getaway.

Directors: Mario Bava, Lamberto Bava
Stars: Lea Lander, George Eastman, Riccardo Cucciolla
Black Sunday (1960)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A vengeful witch and her fiendish servant return from the grave and begin a bloody campaign to possess the body of the witch's beautiful look-alike descendant. Only the girl's brother and a... See full summary »

Director: Mario Bava
Stars: Barbara Steele, John Richardson, Andrea Checchi
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

The story of Hadji Murad, a 19th-century Chechen chieftain who led his warriors in a fight against the invading forces of the Russian Czar.

Director: Riccardo Freda
Stars: Steve Reeves, Giorgia Moll, Scilla Gabel
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
John Merivale ...
Dr. John Fielding
Didi Sullivan ...
Ellen Fielding
Gérard Herter ...
Max Gunther
Daniela Rocca ...
Linda
Vittorio André ...
Prof. Rodríguez (as Victor André)
Daniele Vargas ...
Bob
Giacomo Rossi Stuart ...
Prof. Rodríguez's Assistant (as Giacomo Rossi-Stuart)
Nerio Bernardi ...
Police Inspector (as Black Bernard)
Arturo Dominici ...
Nieto
Gail Pearl ...
Indian Dancer (as Gay Pearl)
Edit

Storyline

Archaeologists investigating some Mayan ruins come across a blob-like monster. They manage to destroy it with fire, but keep a sample. Meanwhile, a comet is due to pass close to the Earth - the same comet passed near the Earth at the time the Mayan civilization mysteriously collapsed. Coincidence? Written by James Barrett <jbarrett@sbastk.ess.sunysb.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Crawling, Crushing Colossus of Terror! See more »


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

20 September 1960 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Caltiki, the Immortal Monster  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Riccardo Freda would later claim that he abandoned this project so that Mario Bava, who he knew could be a good director, would have a chance to direct. See more »

Goofs

The diver is shown walking ankle-deep into and out of the sacrificial pool several feet away from its "shore", but when he submerges he's suddenly in very deep water with no sign of a shallow underwater shelf upon which he could walk. See more »

Quotes

Policeman: [Caltiki has spread inside and outside the house. Monstruous dark blobs are everywhere. Rescuers arrive and shoot them] The garden is filled with monsters!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in La cabeza viviente (1963) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

WILD! Monsters Italian Style
7 March 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is not one of those slow-moving B-Movies from our youth. This is a wild and fairly exciting Italian-Mexican hybrid. Very much like THE QUATERMASS XPERIMENT (aka THE CREEPING UNKNOWN) with a little THE BLOB, X-THE UNKNOWN and THE BRAINIAC thrown in, this is a highly enjoyable little lark. Track it down if you can!


15 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Is it on VHS or DVD?? Patrick-27
Discuss Caltiki, the Immortal Monster (1959) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?