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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.

Director:

Dan Milner

Writers:

Richard Bernstein (screenplay), Richard Bernstein (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tod Andrews ... Dr. William Arnold
Tina Carver ... Dr. Terry Mason
Linda Watkins ... Mrs. Mae Kilgore
John McNamara John McNamara ... Prof. Clark
Gregg Palmer ... Kimo
Robert Swan Robert Swan ... Tano
Baynes Barron ... Chief Maranka
Suzanne Ridgway ... Korey
Mark Sheeler Mark Sheeler ... Eddie
Lee Rhodes Lee Rhodes ... Norgu
Grace Mathews Grace Mathews ... Orchid
Tani Marsh Tani Marsh ... Naomi
Chester Hayes ... Maku / The Tabanga
Lenmana Guerin Lenmana Guerin ... Dori
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Storyline

Tabonga, a killer spirit reincarnated as a scowling tree stump, 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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

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Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La vuelta del monstruo See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Body count 5 including the Tabonga monster. See more »

Goofs

When the Tabanga falls into the quicksand at the films end he reveals the bottoms of his feet to be covered in nice, soft white material. 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 Arson for Hire (1959) See more »

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I'm Stumped!
21 August 2000 | by BaronBl00dSee all my reviews

Atomic fallout in the 50's had been blamed for many destructive forces, generally in the form of huge giant animal mutations such as ants in Them!, a Praying Mantis in Deadly Mantis, and the penultimate live wrecking machine Godzilla himself. But in this film - From Hell It Came - the atomic fall out causes a tree-like creature to wreak its revenge on a small island and its natives. This is a tree that has grown from a human corpse buried in a wooden casket...a casket that somehow germinates into this killing sapling called Tobanga. This film is a classic of its type. It has very poor production values, and the natives all have thick New York accents(being sure to lend the proceeding a complete air of unreality). Add some very unbelievable special effects and a far-out story - and of course a group of lead actors that would make ed Wood proud, and you have the core of this film. Despite its many shortcomings, the film is highly enjoyable as a piece of Le Bad Cinema. The most annoying aspect is the actress playing Mrs. Kilgore. After hearing her Australian accent and corny dialogue for what seemed an eternity....I was ready to get an axe!


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