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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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None Can Stop It! Nothing Can Kill It! The Ever Growing Thing! See more »


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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

According to dates visible on the newspapers shown, the main action of the film takes place between May and June 1959. 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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Featured in From Quatermass to Caltiki (2017) See more »

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Me and my brothers and sisters ran out of this movie in fear in 1960
22 July 2005 | by pgspatSee all my reviews

Yes, this is the movie we ran out of ... my younger sister crying and the rest of us equally scared out of our pants. For years on end we have remembered this movie but never been able to find it. Finally I got a copy on DVD and enjoyed watching the rest of the movie... a great 50s Blob movie and one that brings back memories of that day when me and my brothers and sisters went to the Saturday matinée and were scared out of our wits... having to leave soon after the greedy scientist loses his hand to the Blob after he goes back for the bag of gold jewels. This review has to be longer so without giving away the ending I will just say that the only disappointing part of the movie is that the Blob is kinda slow... and needs radioactivity to grow and move. I would have like for him to cause more death and destruction before the end of the movie. There are some cool graphic death scenes and plenty of comic relief from the dated but entertaining acting and even a tribal belly dance. Plenty of greedy evil crazed scientists too.


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