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DVD Review – Caltiki, The Immortal Monster (1959)

Caltiki, The Immortal Monster, 1959.

Directed by Riccardo Freda & Mario Bava.

Starring John Merivale, Didi Sullivan, Gérard Herter, Giacomo Rossi Stuart, Gail Pearl, and Daniela Rocca.


A group of scientists investigating the disappearance of an ancient Mayan civilisation discover a remnant of an alien species that infects one of their crew.

Caltiki, The Immortal Monster is an Italian sci-fi/horror movie from 1959 that is credited as being directed by Riccardo Freda (The Vampires) but features more than a bit of the handiwork of one Mario Bava, the legendary filmmaker responsible for Gothic horror classics Black Sunday, Black Sabbath and the influential giallo Bay of Blood. In it, a group of archaeologists are investigating what happened to an ancient Mayan civilisation that just seemed to disappear. When one of the crew dives in the pool that is situated inside the ruins of the ancient city a blobby alien entity is awakened,

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