Everyone who comes to this blog knows the story of this film. A South Sea Island prince is killed and he comes back to life as a killer tree monster named Tobonga.
The monster is one of Paul Blaisdell's most memorable creations and will never be forgotten by those of us who saw this for the first time as young children. The movie isn't the best, but it is much better than 95% of the crap made today. Tod Andrews, Tina Carver, Linda Watkins and John McNamara round out the cast.
As the monster stumbles around the island looking for victims you get several scenes that really boggle the mind such as one of the natives who is no more than three feet away from the Tobonga throws a spear at him and actually misses by throwing it way over his head. This is the kind of thing that gives this movie it's charm. I highly recommend it for the Halloween season, or anytime really.