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.