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Tabonga, sometimes spelled as Tabanga, is the main antagonist of the 1957 American horror film From Hell It Came.

A South Seas island prince is wrongly accused of murder and sentenced to death. His body is placed inside of a hollow tree, which is then reanimated in a hulking monster by nuclear radiation.


Tabonga is a large humanoid tree with blackish-colored tree bark, no leaves, and a permanent scowling face. It has several chipped pieces atop its head that resemble a crown and two large growths on its shoulders.

Powers and Abilities

Tabonga possesses the following powers and abilities:

  • Superhuman strength


Tabonga is killed when a knife is driven all the way through its heart.


  • The creature was designed by American visual effects artist Paul Blaisdell.

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