Monday, April 15, 2013

FROM HELL IT CAME / Allied Artists Pictures - 1957

It's time to redo this classic flick from the fifties, the hey-day of horror and sci-fi!.. Paul Blaisdell designed the Tabonga tree monster plus other famous rubber monsters from these movies... THE BEAST WITH 1,000,000 EYES, DAY THE WORLD ENDED, IT CONQUERED THE WORLD, NOT OF THIS EARTH, THE SHE-CREATURE, VOODOO WOMAN, played a corpse in THE UNDEAD, INVASION OF THE SAUCERMEN, the dead cop in EARTH vs THE SPIDER, GHOST OF DRAGSTRIP HOLLOW, INVISIBLE INVADERS and unknowingly allowed royal asshole producer Herman Cohen to torch his priceless monster head collection in HOW TO MAKE A MONSTER! Fuck you Herman Cohen, may you burn in HELL, you bitch!!

Okay then, back to business... Eegah!! sent over this cool little soundclip of the theme and a little speech from the dude who is about to become the Tabonga monster, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button there by the atomic coo-coo clock, NOW, Ralphie The Tarantula! Here's our audio offering for... FROM HELL IT CAME!

Here's Maku laying with the chickens after being stabbed in the heart with a special ceremonial knife. He's been sacrificed for a crime that the voodoo doctor is actually guilty of...

Here are laid back scientists Tod (BENEATH THE PLANET OF THE APES) Andrews as Dr. Arnold and scarf wearing John (THE LOST MISSILE and WAR OF THE COLOSSAL BEAST)) McNamara as Professor Clark. They are studying the effects of radiation on the islanders after the nuclear bomb tests of the early fifties.

Things liven up when female scientist Dr. Mason shows up. She even gets a personal assistant to help her take a shower, dry off and get dressed!.. Woo woo!!

Dr. Arnold tries to catch a little sneak peek!!

Tina Carver plays Dr. Mason, she wants to bring in the weird tree growing in the soil where Maku was buried! And, what's with the heart beat and that skull head knife stuck in it?!..

What in the Hell?!!.. Where's Tabonga?

Tabonga's loose and's in the mood for a little sweet revenge!

IT just stands there and watches while ITs ex-girlfriend goes under in the quicksand, then, IT turns around and heads out to create some more terror for the ones who done IT wrong!

Spears, fire and bullets won't even stop IT, so, what will???..

6 comments:

zillagord said...

this one was nominated for the prestigious 'most ridiculous monster in screen history' award in "the golden turkey awards", but it lost (deservedly) to 'robot monster'. the best part of the write-up in the book was the quote from critic Ed Naha regarding the film: "And to Hell it can go!"

Randall Landers said...

How and why did Herman Cohen destroy the monster heads?

TABONGA! said...

Hey Z - This flick also made our 25 worst movies list in our 1964 monster mag, DWRAYGER DUNGEON..

Randall - Watch HOW TO MAKE A MONSTER and see for yourself, they get torched at the end of that one, in color no less.. I like the movie, just not freakin' Herman.

TABONGA! said...

Randall - ps.. Paul had no idea Cohen was going to burn them, he just thought he was using them in a shot!

Randall Landers said...

I'll watch for sure, but why on Earth would he do that? Run in with Paul? And Tabonga may be terrible, but along with Creature with 100000000 Eyes, he was one of my favorite costumes/models/puppets.

TABONGA! said...

Hi Randall, he did it for the onscreen effect only, not caring what Paul thought, he purposely did not tell Paul what he was going to do! What a dick!

They say that the root of all evil is money... I disagree, I think that the root of all evil is taking advantage of someone!

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