The Big Picture: Schlocktober 2013: From Hell it Came

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Schlocktober 2013: From Hell it Came

MovieBob gives everyone a reason to fear a haunted tree stump.

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I actually kind of want to see this updated, both in the sensibilities of the tribe, making it less horrendously racist, and in the effects and monster. Mo cap could do well to give it a good presence as a frightening monster, and you could use some of the stuff with the fact that it's a tree, like have it sink into the ground and come up in a different area.

I hope you do "Death Bed: The Bed That Eats" sometime :P

That lady has the view of science than the mad scientist from the opening of Robot Chicken: "For shits and giggles!"
But of course they save her because she's white.

chetoos:
I actually kind of want to see this updated, both in the sensibilities of the tribe, making it less horrendously racist, and in the effects and monster. Mo cap could do well to give it a good presence as a frightening monster, and you could use some of the stuff with the fact that it's a tree, like have it sink into the ground and come up in a different area.

They kinda already did something like that.
I would have thought the trick was to pull the knife out.

Wow that costume is pretty stiff! *drum roll*

Also for a bunch of smart scientist, couldn't they used well I don't know fire to kill Tobunga?

Scarim Coral:
Wow that costume is pretty stiff! *drum roll*

He's stiff because his bark is worse than his bite.

Also for a bunch of smart scientist, couldn't they used well I don't know fire to kill Tobunga?

Too primitive, They have to solve problems the AMERICAN way.
With Bullets!

This looks like something that I've seen but don't remember watching. I honestly have no idea what to think of it.

It's funny how an awful movie from then can reveal so much political context of those times now.

Watch in horror as the monster strikes!

Gasp in terror as our heroes battle splinters!

Not just regular splinters, but like, those ones that are kind of small and really hard to see, let along get a hold of with the tweezers...Where was I?

Oh yes, Horray for white people.

DVS BSTrD:

Scarim Coral:
Wow that costume is pretty stiff! *drum roll*

He's stiff because his bark is worse than his bite.

Also for a bunch of smart scientist, couldn't they used well I don't know fire to kill Tobunga?

Too primitive, They have to solve problems the AMERICAN way.
With Bullets!

Whyn not combine the two? They're smart scientists, surely they can come up with fire bullets!

That monster put in a rather wooden performance.

A monster with a horrific method of murder: rolling his victims down shallow hillsides for a few meters!

THE HORROR.

MovieBob:
Schlocktober 2013: From Hell it Came

MovieBob gives everyone a reason to fear a haunted tree stump.

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Allow me to counter with a recent post about Pokémon:

Dickdatduck:

From the pokedex entry of the new pokemon Phantump: "According to old tales, these Pokémon are stumps possessed by the spirits of children who died while lost in the forest."

Makes me wonder what "wood" happen if Tabonga met a Phantump...*gasp* What have I done?! I've made fanfic bait! Run!

Also, that movie is horribly dated and offensive and the monster looks far too embarrassing to be laughable. Still, thanks for showing us how far we've come, Bob.

Cinemassacre's Monster Madness on From Hell It Came:

http://cinemassacre.com/2010/10/05/from-hell-it-came/

From James Rolfe's description, and from what I saw of the movie and the monster in question, I think this movie might be hilarious, and worth watching just to see how stupid everything is.

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-"I say, Blackett... That... That was a tad on the racist side, wasn't it, old boy?"

-"Can't believe me bloode eyes, Sir!"

-"I shall keep my Webley handy. In case it labouriously shambles this way next."

-"Careful, ye nay wan a splinter, Sir!

How did this movie not make it on to the MST3K lineup.
Maybe It's just too painful.

While the 1950s were certainly a racist time, I actually kinda like the theme of westerners bringing science and modern medicine and having to fight ancient tribal religion and tradition along with semi-xenophobic distrust of outsiders. Especially since there are regions of the world where "traditional medicine" is as commonly used as actual medicine, to say nothing of homeopathy and faith healing back here in the west.

Roganzar:
How did this movie not make it on to the MST3K lineup.
Maybe It's just too painful.

I did a quick google search to see if they did riff this one and while it was considered many times best brains turned it down. Someone should get in touch with ether cinematic titanic or rifftrax to do this one.

Lonewolfm16:
While the 1950s were certainly a racist time, I actually kinda like the theme of westerners bringing science and modern medicine and having to fight ancient tribal religion and tradition along with semi-xenophobic distrust of outsiders. Especially since there are regions of the world where "traditional medicine" is as commonly used as actual medicine, to say nothing of homeopathy and faith healing back here in the west.

While the movie definitely had racist overtones, I find it funny that things have more or less flipped. If the movie was done today, all the villains would be white (and probably members of the military and/or businessmen), they would be there to infect the natives with poison for shits and giggles, and the heroes would be the natives using tribal medicine and whatnot to kill off the creature. And if a white or American character was a hero, they'd have to immediately side with the natives and go all Dances With Wolves within five minutes of being introduced.

"and to hell it can go."

I love it!

Is this seriously meant to be scary? I can't imagine how this ever scared anyone outside of a jump scare from sudden movement, or the closest this tree thing can do.

And to think those innocent summers i spent as a child i was so close to death from rolling down a hill. *Shudders*

Roganzar:
How did this movie not make it on to the MST3K lineup.
Maybe It's just too painful.

Considering that the other movies they riffed include:
-Robot Monster
-King Dinosaur
-Castle of Fu Manchu
-Monster A-Go-Go
-"Manos" The Hands of Fate
-Eeagh!
-The Creeping Terror
-Red Zone Cuba
-Invasion of the Neptune Men

It would have to be really, really painful

I'm just thankful that Bob didn't review "The KILLER CONDOM!"

Talk about bad across the board.

What's that tree stump of a monster gonna do, give people killer splinters?!?!

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OOOOOOOH DEAR GAWD! Men grab your rifles, ladies look away lest you pass out!

Side note, actually a rock.

I'm guessing Tod Andrews came from the same school of acting as John Agar...

Oh, curse this misfortune, to fall in love with a beautiful, dedicated female scientist!

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go and deal with an outbreak of the crab monsters...

DVS BSTrD:

Scarim Coral:
Wow that costume is pretty stiff! *drum roll*

He's stiff because his bark is worse than his bite.

One of the most wooden performances I've ever seen.

As a side note, I find it odd Bob yammered on about race and politics in this video after complaining about political messages in movies in his last Intermission post, reviewing The Fifth Estate.

So our monster is a tree stump that spends most of the picture carrying people around and dropping them while the brass section does its thing?

...Can't imagine why this didn't work!

Darth_Payn:

DVS BSTrD:

Scarim Coral:
Wow that costume is pretty stiff! *drum roll*

He's stiff because his bark is worse than his bite.

One of the most wooden performances I've ever seen.

As a side note, I find it odd Bob yammered on about race and politics in this video after complaining about political messages in movies in his last Intermission post, reviewing The Fifth Estate.

Well, that's his thing. When he talks about politics, or movies talk about politics that he agrees with, then it's okay. But if something's political he doesn't like, he'll say either the movie's too heavy-handed, that while he thinks a work should be taken separately from its politics he certainly doesn't, or he'll just say the movie isn't good when if everything else was kept the same aside from said politics, he'd call it one of the best movies he'd ever seen.

Ugh. That was just painful to watch. I'd say more, but I am still shuddering in horror- at the movie, not the monster.

I've heard of this movie before, either through James Rolfe or Svengoolie. Being men of 1950's movie science, wouldn't they first think that the monster is an evil tree and that wood is combustible? Who would think to shoot a knife in a tree before burning it?

Lol, it's primary mode of killing is.... carrying, then dropping people?!!!
Awesome!

CAPTCHA: "Winning". Indeed, CAPTCHA, indeed!!!!

Does looks creepy. And the hilarious walking style would have actually disturbed me when I was a child.

Might have haunted my childhood instead of this coobyyamelord:
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(The right one)

Mahoshonen:

Roganzar:
How did this movie not make it on to the MST3K lineup.
Maybe It's just too painful.

Considering that the other movies they riffed include:
-Robot Monster
-King Dinosaur
-Castle of Fu Manchu
-Monster A-Go-Go
-"Manos" The Hands of Fate
-Eeagh!
-The Creeping Terror
-Red Zone Cuba
-Invasion of the Neptune Men

It would have to be really, really painful

It's not a question of pain (Castle of Fu Manchu and Red Zone Cuba proves they could endure pain). It's a question of whether the writers can get in sync with the movie and produce 90 minutes of hilarious riffs. And apparently they didn't feel that way about From Hell It Came.

It certainly does look like a Bert I. Gordon film and sounds like an Albert Glasser soundtrack...

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