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Caltiki, the Immortal Monster (1959)

Caltiki il mostro immortale (original title)
Not Rated | | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi | 20 September 1960 (USA)
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:

Riccardo Freda (as Robert Hamton), Mario Bava (uncredited)

Writer:

Filippo Sanjust (as Philip Just)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Merivale John Merivale ... Prof. John Fielding
Didi Sullivan Didi Sullivan ... Ellen Fielding
Gérard Herter ... Max Gunther (as Gerard Haerter)
Giacomo Rossi Stuart ... Prof. Rodríguez's Assistant (as G.R. Stuart)
Vittorio André Vittorio André ... Prof. Rodríguez (as Victor Andrée)
Daniele Vargas ... Bob (as Daniel Vargas)
Arturo Dominici ... Nieto (as Arthur Dominick)
Nerio Bernardi Nerio Bernardi ... Police Inspector (as Black Bernard)
Rex Wood Rex Wood
Gail Pearl Gail Pearl ... Indian Dancer (as Gay Pearl)
Daniela Rocca ... Linda
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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>

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Stark Terror Clutches You.. and there's no escape from Caltiki The Undying Monster See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

Italy | USA

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

20 September 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caltiki, the Immortal Monster See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The monsters were made out of tripe. 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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Alternate Versions

Some prints use the English language dubbing but have the title and credits in their original Italian. See more »

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Featured in The Genesis of Caltiki (2007) See more »

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Very enjoyable B monster movie
17 September 1999 | by rrdukeSee 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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