you like that one don't you? it's not a bad little film .
Ok, finally watched Caltiki for the first time. Enjoyed it immensely! With its simple but functional plot Caltiki has greater narrative drive than many of Frada's and Bava's better-known classic efforts. Now I know who’s the daddy of the man-eating Cyclops in Luigi Cozzi’s contamination!
I'm not a huge fan, myself. It felt artificial and I couldn't connect to it so I hardly ever re-watch it. I did love Caltiki, though. It has great narrative drive as well as technical excellence which you also seem to have appreciated. If I were to compare I Vampiri and Caltiki, I'd say the latter has aged better and is more enjoyable
Not long ago I got to see on the big screen Hercules Unchained (1959), a Steeve Reeves movie on which Bava is supposed to have worked as cinematographer. There were one or two atmospheric shots in the film which foreshadowed that visual splendor which the great Mario was to make his trademark in the ´60s.