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I guess you have to call me a tree hugger because I loved this movie.I would have to say I had never seen a movie that featured a walking tree monster before and I thought I had seen most of the drive in movies. What a delightful surprise.
- John Lawton
My family tree is much fuller in appearence than TOBANGA.......maybe global warming was occuring in 1957, and tree growth was stunted. Odd combination of South Seas and California foliage in this film.
Six little words...
- Thomas DiMaggio
The only thing remotely memorable about this stinker is one of its reviews (I can't remember who wrote it). Under the title "From Hell It Came", this enterprising member of the Fourth Estate wrote "And to hell it can go!"
33 minutes out of 71.
I remember this movie from when I was a boy. I like to watch these low budget movies to see if I remember them correctly. When watching this on TCM On Demand it would stop 33 minutes into the 71 minute long movie.
I'd have to have a Rocky Mountain "high" with a box of Screamin' Yellow Zonkers and a full bottle of tequila to watch this film again! It's just that bad! There is poor acting, the script is dreadful and that tree trunk getup is just more than I could take. The monster genre has so many good films worth viewing but this one is on the underside of the bottom of the barrel! Zero stars and, for all our sakes, I hope TCM never shows this film again!
Killer tree Seeks Revenge(1957)
"It Came From Hell"or is it "Heck", it was the 1950's you know and everyone was trying to make films for the Drive In crowds, you could get allot of coverage for a little jing(money). So the Millner Brothers came up with this idea for a possesed tree and it sort of works, unless you just can't buy the storyline or the fact that a killer tree is on the loose on an island.It is fun to watch simply because they keep the pace of the film moving so you don't have time to get bored. Tabonga is the name of the tree, and is it radioactivity from a far off nuclear test or the son come back to life to carry out revenge. The lesser known actors don't tip the scale one way or another as far as the film goes, nothing can make it better , or can a CGI remake do it justice, only time will telll...Running time 71 or 75 minutes, I wonder was cut out? 3 stars for 1950's values and fun...To the Dreamers...
A great slice of cheese.
- Bob Morehouse
One of the cheezy great ones! People on an island menaced by a ponderous, lumbering (pun intended) tree. So many of the classic "so bad they're good" old horror films have made it to DVD all cleaned up and looking pretty, so why not this one? The tree-monster "Tobonga" is a classic and immediately recognizable genre creation -anyone into this type of film will tell you. Is it public domain? -I've no idea. Perhaps that's why nobody so far has released an official cleaned-up version. Hopefully someone will release it on DVD soon - people like me (and there are many) will eat this one right up with relish.