Saturday, October 17, 2015

31 Days of Halloween - Day 17 - Movie 2

A team of archeologists exploring Mayan ruins encounter an ancient, corrosive, blob creature which the Mayans called the god, Caltiki. The archeologists manage to destroy the creature but bring back a sample to civilization to study and once again face peril when this sample grows to enormous size.

Caltiki, The Immortal Monster (1959) has a plot that's pretty hokey and melodramatic, but features some nice photography, really decent effects, and a blob monster that is disgusting  and really comes across as some weird living organism rather than simply a special effect. Riccardo Freda was the director, but he apparently stepped aside to allow Mario Bava would have a chance to direct.

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