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

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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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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
Nerio Bernardi ...
Police Inspector (as Black Bernard)
Arturo Dominici ...
Nieto
Gail Pearl ...
Indian Dancer (as Gay Pearl)
Tom Felleghy ...
Astronomer (uncredited)
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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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20 September 1960 (USA)  »

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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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Very enjoyable B monster movie
17 September 1999 | by (Atlanta, Georgia USA) – See all my reviews

The Caltiki monster is similar to the monsters in "The Blob" and "X, The Unknown", but this one is made of living lava. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie both as a kid and as an adult. Even though the plot line is very standard, it has some tense moments when they realize what makes Caltiki grow, and that they left it back at the lab in ideal growing conditions. If you're a B movie fan, this is a must see.


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