From Hell It Came 1957
A wrongfully accused South Seas prince named Kimo (Gregg Palmer) is executed by knife thrust to the heart. Kimo returns as an angry spirit called a Tabanga/Baranga (I haven’t seen it in a while so I can’t remember which is the correct name, I’ll have to do a feature in Obscure Scream Gems soon!), a wickedly adorable glowering walking tree stump with a pulsing heart beat!
The Tabanga Tree is one of the marvelous creations by the great B- Monster Maker…Paul Blaisdell.
Now scientists Dr. William Arnold ( Tod Andrews) and Dr. Terry Mason ( Tina Carver ) must find a way to stop him on his murderous revenge rampage….!
Directed by Dan Milner and starring Tod Andrews, Tina Carver and Linda Watkins as Mrs. Mae Kilgore (who was featured in 3 of the best Thriller episodes…but I’ll always know her as ‘Skippy’ one of the Fun Girls on The Andy Griffith Show…!)
The sassy Linda Watkins
Arabella Foote / Maggie Henshaw / Sylvia Slattery
“Creature of unholy vengeance, born of the heart of a man unjustly condemned to death.”
Happy Trailers, now go hug a tree… MonsterGirl