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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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Country:

Italy | USA

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

20 September 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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Best of the blob monster movies
18 April 2009 | by ebiros2See all my reviews

I've seen this movie on TV when I was small. I couldn't remember the story's premise except for the fact that it was a Blob like creature that grew when hit with radio activity. Recently, thanks to the internet, I got to watch this movie after so many years, and was surprised to find that archeology was the basis of its sub plot.

Archeologists goes on an expedition to a cave near Mayan ruins of Tikal, and accidentally discovers the monster Mayans associated with goddess Caltiki. Piece of Caltiki arrives back in Mexico city with the scientist which it tried to consume. 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. Will Caltiki rise again, this time to end our civilization ?

Seriously, this is one of the best sci-fi movie from the late '50s. I saw this movie before I saw Steve McQueen's "Blob", and the Blob was somewhat lukewarm compared to Caltiki. There's been many movies featuring slime monsters, but this in my opinion is the best. The movie has the monster placed in middle of a pretty serious background where all the actors and scenery looks real. This is what makes this movie extra creepy, and also interesting to watch. To categorize this as a common B movie don't do justice. One of the better movie from the '50s.


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