Friday, October 23, 2009

Caltiki, The Immortal Monster

Caltiki, The Immortal Monster is a 1959 horror film I chose having been inspired by the Italian Horror Blogathon.

1000 Misspent Hours describes it as "a tacky, stereotypically 50’s monster movie, compete with half-baked science, stuff that gives off ionizing radiation for absolutely no reason, and a running time not much in excess of 75 minutes" and gives it negative 3 stars. DVDTalk says it
is a taut, 73-minute thriller, and looks nothing like the visually flat, so-called semi-documentary style look of most American sci-fi films of the period. Rather, visually it's more of a bridge between film noir in the (cinematographer) John Alton mode, and the limitless imagination and ingenuity Bava would soon be applying to his own, "official" movies.


  1. Anonymous6:30 PM

    I'd like to thank you for bringing all of these movies to everyone's attention as of late. Although I may not see many of these films, I would never have had the opportunity to see any of them had you not made me aware of their availability on the Internet. Thank you.

  2. I'm glad you're enjoying it. I get a kick out of this project. I had no idea there were so many of these kinds of films, and I enjoy watching them, though I'm running behind this year. I got overly ambitious and couldn't keep up with them.

    Thanks for commenting.