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From Hell It Came (1957)

Approved | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 25 August 1957 (USA)
A wrongfully accused South Seas prince is executed, and returns as a walking tree stump.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Dr. William Arnold
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Dr. Terry Mason
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Mrs. Mae Kilgore
John McNamara ...
Prof. Clark
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Kimo
Robert Swan ...
Tano
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Chief Maranka
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Korey
Mark Sheeler ...
Eddie
Lee Rhodes ...
Norgu
Grace Mathews ...
Orchid
Tani Marsh ...
Naomi
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Maku / The Tabanga
Lenmana Guerin ...
Dori
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Storyline

Tabonga, a killer spirit reincarnated as a scowling tree stumps, comes back to life and kills a bunch of natives of a South Seas island. A pair of American scientists save the day. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Frightmare! Born of Jungle Witchcraft! Created by a Curse! See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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25 August 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La vuelta del monstruo  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Opening title credits claim "Introducing Linda Watkins" ignoring or overlooking the fact that the 49 year old actress had appeared in featured roles in at least a half dozen other films between 1931-1933, a quarter century earlier. See more »

Goofs

The graveyard where Kimo is buried varies from scene to scene between a single roadside grave and a mountainous cemetery . See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Eddie: Professor, this is the reply from your message to Washington.
Prof. Clark: [paraphrasing the written message] Request we remove growth. Make thorough laboratory analysis. Have Arnold and Mason determine influence of radiation if any. Radio detailed report. Mail photos as soon as possible. Faulkner.
Dr. Terry Mason: Well, that's that.
Prof. Clark: Better get busy. Thank you, Eddie.
Dr. Terry Mason: Well, the first thing to do is go out and dig up the monster and bring it back to the lab.
Prof. Clark: That won't be easy. The roots probably go quite deep.
Dr. Terry Mason: ...
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Crazy Credits

"Introducing Linda Watkins." (Ms. Watkins had actually appeared in six previous feature films.) See more »

Connections

Featured in It Came from Hollywood (1982) See more »

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great memories!
25 December 2004 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

I was 4 or 5 when we saw this. It would be another thirteen years or so before it would be shown again on television, but my brother and sister and watched it that night back in the mid-70's. What a hoot!

Around that same time acquired a full-sheet poster of the movie from a now-defunct movie warehouse in Philly. Wished now I would have kept it, but I traded it for some awesome old western lobby cards.

The "Tobonga" is one of my favorite childhood monsters. I remember the next day after watching it the first time I rode my tricycle up over the hill beyond where we lived to join another group of kids. My brother pointed to a stump that was part of a fence post and warned me about the tree-monster! I turned and pedaled all the way home as fast as I could! That old stump is still there! That was in '64 or 65'.

Loved the quicksand! Always been a fan of jungle flicks, so I must credit this awful little film for that!


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