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

Unrated  |   |  Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  20 September 1960 (USA)
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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 »

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(as Philip Just)
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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)
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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>

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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!
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Referenced in La cabeza viviente (1963) See more »

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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!


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