From Hell it Came (1957)

I watched the 1957 Allied Artists Picture Corporation’s horror film “From Hell it Came” on Svengoolie. The native island chief is killed and his son is wrongly blamed because he had let the Americans try to heal him with their medicine. The witch doctor lead the ceremony to have Kimo killed, who swears he’ll come back to revenge his death. He is buried, in a hollowed out tree trunk, in the radioactive soil and soon a stump is growing from his grave. The Americans dig it up and soon the monster is free terrorizing the camp.

Kimo is played by Gregg Palmer (The Creature Walks Among Us, Zombies of Mora Tau, TV episodes of 26 Men, Shotgun Slade, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, Tales of Wells Fargo, Bronco, Wagon Train, Cheyenne,

Have Gun Will Travel, The Texan on Get Smart, Wild Wild West, Bonanza, Death Valley Days, The Virginian, Gunsmoke), Dr. Arnold is Tod Andrews (Return of the Ape Man, Heaven Can Wait, Beneath the Planet of the Apes, TV episodes of The Gray Ghost, The Andy Griffith Show, Banacek),

Dr. Mason is Tina Carver (The Man Who Turned to Stone, TV episodes of Perry Mason, The Thin Man, Crossroads), Linda Watkins (The Parent Trap, TV episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Death Valley Days,

Peter Gunn, Thriller, The Untouchables, Hawaiian Eye, 77 Sunset Strip, Hazel, The Girl From U.N.C.LE., McMillan & Wife, Gunsmoke, Mannix),

John McNamara (War of the Colossal Beast, The Return of Dracula, TV episodes of Men in Space, Perry Mason, Robert Swan (The Doomsday Machine, TV episodes of The Lone Ranger, Judge Roy Bean, Sergeant Preston of the Yukon,

Sky King, Tombstone Territory, The Rebel, Bat Masterson, Mod Squad, Gunsmoke) and Baynes Barron (The Ten Commandments, Fireball 500, TV episodes of The Adventures of Kit Carson, Captain Midnight,

Death Valley Days, Annie Oakley, Tales of the Texas Rangers, The Rifleman, Tales of Wells Fargo, The Untouchables, Perry Mason, I Dream of Jeannie, Bewitched).

From Hell it Came was produced by Jack Milner (The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues, Sound editor on Sea Hunt) and directed by Dan Milner (The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues, Editor on 1960 Popeye the Sailor).

The stump monster, “Tobonga” reminds me of the Sigmund the Sea Monster, the Sid & Marty Kroft Show. The movie is not the best but I’ll give it 2 out of 5 stars. For more information read Wikipedia, IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes.

Author: Doyle

I was born in Atlanta, moved to Alpharetta at 4, lived there for 53 years and moved to Decatur in 2016. I've worked at such places as Richway, North Fulton Medical Center, Management Science America (Computer Tech/Project Manager) and Stacy's Compounding Pharmacy (Pharmacy Tech).

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