From Hell It Came (1957)

Mike / October 5th, 2010

From Hell It Came (1957)


  • aizanthor

    October 5, 2010 at 3:02 am

    Good stuff. Thanks, James!

  • aizanthor

    October 5, 2010 at 3:05 am

    Ed Wood’s Island of the Ents.

  • Dr. Forrester

    October 5, 2010 at 3:17 am

    Ah, B-movies at their best/worst. Honestly I’d say the guy’s shorts at 1:22 are more likely to have come from hell than Treebeard

  • October 5, 2010 at 3:41 am

    This monster reminds me of me.

  • TehJedicake

    October 5, 2010 at 3:45 am

    Have a feeling this will become the best Monster Madness to date

  • drawoh

    October 5, 2010 at 3:47 am

    Good review, but it seemed like your mind was elsewhere. But hell who’s wouldn’t be this movie seems boring as watching paint dry. Is there going to be a AVGN this month or is that to much to keep up with on top of monster madness, because that is a hell of allot of work.

  • October 5, 2010 at 4:03 am

    loved that BTTF reference at the end

  • October 5, 2010 at 4:04 am

    I love the remark that the only think more wooden then the tree is the actors themselves!!!

  • K-Dog

    October 5, 2010 at 4:07 am

    $26!!! I mean, come on, even Universal didn’t charge that much for their early horror films, and they were AWESOME!

    At least it didn’t cost $150,000 like that egg salad sandwich!

  • October 5, 2010 at 4:13 am

    Ah, awesome.

  • Daikun

    October 5, 2010 at 4:22 am

    I’m surprised you didn’t use the Clerks II clip.

    “Even the trees were walking.”

  • slasherfan

    October 5, 2010 at 4:25 am

    No ed wood yet?

  • Overlookers

    October 5, 2010 at 4:46 am

    to be killed by a tree is an embrassing way to die.

  • paul0112358

    October 5, 2010 at 4:48 am

    Nice Madness videos. I think you might be keeping them a little shorter so you don’t sacrifice quality when reviewing these films. I’d rather them be a little scrappier if they were longer with more content, though.

  • xdeathknightx

    October 5, 2010 at 4:59 am

    Man this one looks really bad, the others had bad effects and all but at least something happened.

  • horrorfanboy

    October 5, 2010 at 6:12 am

    I wanted to check this movie out but thanks to to you James, I know better now. Thanks for the info.

  • FoxDie_Alive

    October 5, 2010 at 6:25 am

    too much talking and walking trees? Its like im really watchin Lord of the Rings.

  • LastOrders

    October 5, 2010 at 6:26 am

    It’s *leave*, you idiot! “Make like a tree, and leave.” You sound like a damn fool when you say it wrong.

  • UndeadHamburger

    October 5, 2010 at 6:44 am

    wow!! this movie looks really shit! goog stuff as always James.

  • Otaku4Life

    October 5, 2010 at 7:22 am

    I saw this for free on MONSTERS HD.

  • GialloHorror

    October 5, 2010 at 7:28 am

    LOOOOOOOOOL! Oh man, this is funny as fuck!

    I always find it amusing how ever horror/sci-fi film from the 50’s had to do with radiation.

    Thanks for this one James, I needed a good laugh this morning, and this provided it.

    LMMFAO! Great review! Love the BTTF reference at the end too!

  • stickemup

    October 5, 2010 at 7:35 am

    0:33 damn, look at them titties!

  • Parker2010

    October 5, 2010 at 8:17 am

    Reminds me a little of “Horror of Spider Island”

  • MorePAIN

    October 5, 2010 at 8:25 am

    They should have burned him

  • asnaes1981

    October 5, 2010 at 8:45 am

    Yay, more Back to the Future references!

  • MrX8991

    October 5, 2010 at 8:55 am

    I keep getting a “No playable files for 05 From Hell It Came” error. Every other video is working except this one.

  • Monstermash

    October 5, 2010 at 9:07 am

    Don’t give woot and pollute then Nature comes back with a vengeance.

  • Scary German Guy

    October 5, 2010 at 9:22 am

    @ MrX8991

    I had the same trouble.
    It turns out a security program I was running was blocking the IP address for the movie file. I just turned off the software while watching Monster Madness, then turn it back on again.

    Hope that helps.

  • Zelda_Boy

    October 5, 2010 at 9:40 am

    I hope I’m not being greedy or selfish or anything, but, well, is there going to be an October AVGN?

  • DT2

    October 5, 2010 at 9:41 am

    Uhhh, it IS October so yeah!!

  • Prashanth

    October 5, 2010 at 9:44 am

    You are awesome James.I literally had a dream that I met you once.
    I love your work.

    I am doing whatever I can to spread the work to movie and video game lovers in India.And trust me,there are still people here who play the NES and SEGA..and by that I mean they play it for real – not just for nostalgic value.

    cause of that even though most have us have now moved on to PC games, although we are like 1- 2 generations after u , we still understand exactly what u mean when u talk bout stuff.

    The converted cost of the X box and PS3 is waay too high for most of us right now.

  • Prashanth

    October 5, 2010 at 9:47 am

    I love how they kill the tree.Thats what you call UNPREDICTABLE

  • You Can Just Walk Over It

    October 5, 2010 at 9:57 am

    You sound like a damn fool when you say it wrong!

    A lightning bolt would be a nice way to kill a killer tree. If anyone’s ever seen a tree after being struck by lightning there’s a gnarly streak through the trunk… basically fingerprints from the lightning strike.

  • Lolli072

    October 5, 2010 at 10:07 am

    Ok seriously? A walking radiation man-tree? I really have no cheesy comment to say about this! It looks like a homemade Ent costume that some kid made out of paper mache! It’s horrible!!! HORRIBLE!!! (Great review though! :D)

  • piratinflas

    October 5, 2010 at 10:29 am

    The man-tree costume looks like the one a kid would use for school theater.

  • October 5, 2010 at 10:29 am

    This years monster madness is shaping up nicely, seriously I could have James’ babies I love him so much.

  • Hannu Siivonen

    October 5, 2010 at 10:57 am

    Funny, a movie referencing Bikini experiments.

  • supermangaz

    October 5, 2010 at 11:02 am

    Absolutely hilarious! what were they smoking when they came up with the idea of a mutated killing tree. Thumbs up for the creativity but the film still looks awful. It made my day. Thx james.

    Monster Madness is awesome

  • angel85

    October 5, 2010 at 11:23 am

    its a fucking tree, made of wood! Didn’t anyone think to BURN it?!

  • October 5, 2010 at 11:58 am

    lol thats one I don’t mind being spoiled on as I will never watch it and just slightly over priced πŸ˜‰

  • Solitary

    October 5, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    angel85: How can you burn something that came from hell? :))

  • 84megadeth

    October 5, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    This is like that Serge Brussolo book, Krucifix, where there’s some sort of radioactive substance or virus(don’t remember exactly) and all the people turn into walking trees. Only that book scared the shit out of me. This movie just bores me like fuck.

  • October 5, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    “Make like a tree?” Is that a clever reference to the… over, never mind.
    Cool review! Film certainly doesn’t look too outstanding.

  • Mr. Arkadin

    October 5, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    That one looks almost as bad as Beast of Yucca Flats. The monster is as goofy as in It Conquered the World. What’s up with monsters called It?

  • October 5, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    rofl i love james rolfe

  • noclustu

    October 5, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    I probably would have at least tried lighting it on fire. I heard wood burns real nice… and please tell me that’s not how the movie ends: falls in swamp -> cut to “The End”? No way.

  • shadowgam3

    October 5, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    I knew what U meant when U used the Back to the Future reference.. Make like a Tree and get out of Here, but isn’t it “Make like a tree and Leave..” Still funny stuff.. Love Ur Video man keep up the good work..

  • Valis77

    October 5, 2010 at 1:32 pm


  • Rattrap007

    October 5, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    “Wooden” you know it. A killer man tree. Nice to see you “Branch” out in these reviews. It looks bad, but you should “leaf” the actors alone and get to the “root” of the problem. “Termite” want to blame the writer. But you are probably right and this should be left in a “trunk” somewhere

  • BrainPOP

    October 5, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    @ Zelda_Boy – Dont you realize that James has 31 episodes to make over 1 month? he has to find a movie, buy the movie, wait for shipping, watch the movie, edit the episode,then finally upload it 31 times. If there is going to be a AVGN this month it’ll be up tomorow because the plan is to upload a AVGN episode on the first wednesday of every month. But don’t get all mad if its not up he has lots of work to do you know

  • October 5, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    Awesome, the glorious tree puns never end.

    FUN FACT: I totaled up the Monster Madness videos for this month which come out to 2 hours, 7 minutes, 51 seconds. For one month, that’s a lot! It’s been a very large project and I’m glad you’re all enjoying it.

    And YES, there is an AVGN episode this month, sort of horror-themed as usual.

  • ryguy

    October 5, 2010 at 2:22 pm


    do you think he just started putting these small videos together last week? i am sure he has been working on this for months in advance. hell, he probably already has all 31 done and it is just a matter of uploading them on a daily basis.

    there is no reason not to have an AVGN this month.

  • ScaryManiac

    October 5, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Why didn’t they just burn the Tree?

  • skullkan6

    October 5, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    1:10, look in the tree’s mouth, you can see the actors eyes

  • christburner

    October 5, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    man october is shapin up to be super awesome this year…Another awesome Monster Madness is underway, we got a new AVGN episode comin out soon (you know its gonna rule) and im goin to see the murder city devils TWICE next weekend !! great job mike and james..dont work too hard…god knows im not πŸ™‚ take its easy guys

  • OdieMikes

    October 5, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    LMAO! Hey James was the make like a tree line a PG version of the line from The Boondock Saints? You know “How about you make like a tree and… get the fuck outta here!!!”

  • UBCF merc 5

    October 5, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    A radiated possesed tree that has the mind of a executed murderer?
    Thats quite a mouthfull.
    I will give them originality, i have never witnessed such a mix as this.

  • October 5, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    That walking tree reminds me Nemesis from Resident Evil 2 Resurrection… :p

  • kinichahau

    October 5, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    So it’s a radioactive possessed tree walking around with the mind of an executed murderer and a dagger in its heart…. And according to the title, it’s from hell. Lol
    For some reason I want to see this piece of shit.
    Oh yeah, and is that girl in the quicksand naked?

  • BubbleBathBabes

    October 5, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    They can’t call it a trent? And why can’t someone just sneak up on it and push the dagger in? Because it would ruin the WHOLE plot. How could someone hit the dagger with a bullet anyway? Ah… As bad as Plan 9 From Outer Space!

  • Butch Bitch

    October 5, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    ^^Haha. That’s got to be one of the worst plot holes of all time. The DVD price sounds like a fucking scam. A movie like that shouldn’t even cost $14. It seems more like those $5-$10 cheap movie deals you would find at Target, Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, or wherever the HELL the sell “From Hell It Came”.

  • smoef

    October 5, 2010 at 3:56 pm


    Actually, the make like a tree comment is from Back to the Future. Sneaky little reference.

    Can’t wait for the Mr Hyde re-re-revisit. AVGN rocks.

  • Cinesoda

    October 5, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Was there ever any attempt to BURN the FUCKING TREE?

  • October 5, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    @ James
    Nope, the tree puns never stop. I’m one of the few that can’t think of something new, so I’ll leaf now. Ugh, I hate myself.

    @ Cinesoda
    I know! When James was like, “You want to know how to he the fucking tree?” I immediately thought, “Umm… fucking FIRE?!?!”

    But no, the least common sense way to kill a tree I’ve ever heard of. Seriously, couldn’t the production team branch out a little bit and think of something better? Like… FUCKING FIRE?!?!

    @ James
    I’m sorry, Master. I did two puns two many. Yeah, I’m still doing it. Now with numbers.

  • October 5, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Piece of foam rubber crap! Still, wouldn’t want to get mauled by it.
    Him versus Leatherface, that’d be a good fight. πŸ™‚

  • Gonzalo_vm

    October 5, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    what a piece of shit! james did u pay that price? awesome review as always

  • skullkan6

    October 5, 2010 at 5:34 pm

  • sutekh22

    October 5, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Don’t let em get you down James. I enjoy Monster Madness enough I’d give up two months of AVGN for it.

    You think the puns this guy has are good? There’s a thread on the classic horror film board dedicated to making jokes about this movie up to nearly 375 pages!

  • FunnyBoo

    October 5, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    The Biff reference fit in nicely.

  • sutekh22

    October 5, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Oh and the $27 DVD? It’s actually a DVD-R.

  • October 5, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    @James That’s an INSANE amount of time to be fair! Outtakes, mistakes, editing, narrating. PLUS the AVGN episode. Well you gotta have creds for it, you’re the king of the internet.

  • Murphy2112

    October 5, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    It’s leave, you idiot! “Make like a tree and leave!” You sound like a damn fool when you say it wrong.

  • KevinT1149

    October 5, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    Murphy2112 you should make like a tree and get the fuck outta here you idiot.

  • PMart15

    October 5, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    @Kevin he’s making a joke from Back to the Future

  • apeman505

    October 5, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    Oh, man, I remember this from Monsters HD (what a great channel, too bad it’s gone….)

    So much more could be said about this movie–I love how all the islanders were white people speaking in crappy accents, and I love this one part where the guy is standing three feet in front of the Tobanga and misses when he throws the spear. There’s also a part where the two islander women get in a really badly done knife fight that was funny to watch. I also like how the monster looks like Oscar the Grouch, and did you notice that when they shot the dagger, they were shooting from the wrong side of it?

    It’s a great movie if you have it T-Vo’ed and can skip around to the funny parts, but I wouldn’t drop $27 on a dvd of it.

  • King conker12345

    October 5, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    Wow I took one look at the poster and thought this was going to be a good film. Well I’ve been wrong before.


    October 5, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Ahh Back to the Future Refferances

  • REfan001

    October 5, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    talking and walking? sounds like Lord of the Rings.

  • Hatzi

    October 5, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Older Biff: *Hits you on the back of the head* That’s make like a tree, and leave! You sounds like an idiot when you say it wrong!

    Sorry, I had to. πŸ˜›

  • mishmishluvsmario

    October 5, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    make like a tree and get out of here biff said that in back to the future

  • Love Is Emoz

    October 5, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    This Is My First Monster Madness of yours its pretty cool!

  • nickNESnerd

    October 5, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    If you saw a killer tree wouldn’t you be like oh my god, holly shit, the fucking trees moving.

  • John07

    October 5, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    what a piece of shit !!!!

  • October 5, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    i love the clips in the beginning just as much as the review. what movie is the clip from where the guy gets shot in the head?!

  • Carl_Gookins

    October 5, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    This Rocks!!! I love all these movies in all their cheesy goodness! (And this one has MY INTRO!!!!) THANKS JAMES!! I’m glad I’m part of history. πŸ™‚

  • nerdyguy64

    October 5, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    oh man, you never disappointed me, awesome maddness!

  • October 5, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    Ouch Kevin, no good.
    Murphy knows whats up’.
    Great work James πŸ™‚

  • KevinT1149

    October 5, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    ha oh wow I just thought it was a basher because I see alot of them on youtube its sad too because I just watched the Back to the future marathon where they showed all 3 on TV my bad

  • avgnfan96

    October 5, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    my favorite one yet GREAT REVIEW JAMES

  • October 5, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    And it never occurs to them to try to kill it with, oh I don’t know…FIRE!?

    I don’t care if it came from hell. It’s a fucking tree. Burn it down.

  • Attack of the n00b

    October 6, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Hey, Murphy2112, why dont you make like a tree and shut the F**k up!

  • Iron Tiger

    October 6, 2010 at 12:11 am

    I’d kill it with fire.

  • parcel god

    October 6, 2010 at 12:26 am

    Walking and talking was a staple of these crappy movies. The monster effects were ass, and they obviously couldn’t come up with a premise that would be interesting for nearly 2 hours, so most of the movie is filler.

    The worst I’ve ever seen is The Creeping Terror. A movie so shitacular, that it features a monster which resembles a large shaggy carpet. Oh, and the whole thing is narrated, because the director trashed the sound equipment and couldn’t afford more.

  • yader12

    October 6, 2010 at 12:32 am

    Monster madness 2010 = a fresh new review everyday. Awesomeness! Keep up the great work James.

  • DawnOfRobby

    October 6, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Funny how so many people are mad at Murphy2112 for bringing up what old Biff said after young Biff says the “So make like a tree and get outta here!” in the second BTTF. If your talkin shit to Murphy then your a dumb shit that doesn’t know the Back to the Future movies.

    Anyways… Alot of people are saying burn the radioactive murderous tree man from hell with fire. I believe hes “From Hell” where I’m sure theres fire soooo I’d come up with an ax, cut him down, cut him into paper, and then you know what I’d do? I’d print the Bible on him.

  • October 7, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    1:34 dude is totally making that name up. The trees face looks sort of like an Ewok.

    I’m glad you sat through this so the rest of us would never have to. A true American hero.

  • October 7, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Thing is they were probably just stumped on what to do for a new monster. And they couldn’t Leaf the actors alone without a project to work on. Wood you blame them for trying to make a bit of green?

  • Albylion

    October 8, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    “Even the trees walked in that movie.”

  • atenhoteph

    October 9, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Maybey it was an Ent. You know like treebeard from lord of the rings….or maybey the Ents were possesed radioactive killers returned from hell. wow theres a new spin on tolkien.

  • JT 456

    October 9, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    teehee bttf2 reference :3

  • October 10, 2010 at 2:17 am

    Hahahaha… that was awesome. Why the heck is this here?

  • coldshot09

    October 10, 2010 at 2:51 am

    holy crap m.night shamalan the happening ………… ..i think this is better than that piece of crap the only thing that was happening is me wanting my money back for that freaking movie

  • Makkonen

    October 10, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    It’s LEAVE, you idiot. Make like a tree and leave. You sound like a damn fool when you say it wrong.

  • October 10, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Alright then, LEAVE! And take your overpriced crappy movie with ya!

  • Nin10dO

    October 11, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Lol 26.99 for a evil tree movie?

  • JohnnyHorror

    October 14, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    As a conosur of howlingly bad movies, i had to look into finding this film. It is outrageously priced on amazon, but I did some more digging and right now, until the 31st of October, you can get it for $13 bucks on the warner bros. site

  • horrorfanboy

    October 15, 2010 at 6:33 am

    What’s the movie in the intro with the dude shooting himself. Is that a Troma movie? What movie is that?

  • SSBMKirby

    October 15, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    That monster looks like something Ed Wood would’ve thought of.

  • ClearlySane88

    October 16, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    Damn, that was one hell of a shot.

  • Ben_from_G-town

    October 20, 2010 at 12:23 am

    Not only is the premise nonsensical and convoluted, an executed prisoner with a dagger in his heart, buried in a tree trunk and resurrected by radiation, possessed by an evil spirit… but.. THEY KILLED IT BY SHOOTING THE DAGGER?! How did they even manage to hit it? And furthermore, that makes no sense!

    I LMAO’d at your BttF reference though, and even more that you don’t even recommend it… priceless! πŸ˜€

  • November 13, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    It’s LEAVE, you idiot. Make like a tree and leave. You sound like a damn fool when you say it wrong.

  • ninja gaiden

    February 13, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    the title is backwords

  • bigbuck64

    March 29, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    what a piece of shit movie indeed. lol.

  • cheezdoodle96

    May 6, 2011 at 4:11 am

    @Trenton Mohr @Makkonen He is supposed to say it wrong, that’s the comedy of it..

  • fcabanski

    May 21, 2011 at 6:57 am

    The title sounds like a stereotypical old Jewish man wrote it. “From Hell it came, I tell you, and kosher it wasn’t!”

  • TetrisNinja

    June 15, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Lol at the BTTF refrence

  • NPigeon

    June 30, 2011 at 12:14 am

    THE NERD!!

  • werdman24

    August 1, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    You wanna know what’s a better movie than this?

  • penpan

    September 7, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    “Make like a tree….and get out of here!” Classic Biff line πŸ˜›

  • Darthleather

    October 16, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Not only is the dvd too pricey, but it’s a fucking DVD-R! Come on! You’re going to charge that much for a fucking DVD-R! I can download the movie and make my own dvd of it for free. It’s the same damn thing.

  • Riddler

    October 24, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Do NOT watch these reviews while having Halloween on the TV behind you turned up loud enough it drowns out backround noise, whenever the music starts of Laurie screams, you get jumpy.

  • MechaMothra

    December 10, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    The tree only walks huh, I guess you could say,

    *puts sunglasses on* It’s bark is worse than it’s bite


  • March 11, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Great reference to Back to the Future!

  • Stefanoragnopazzo

    July 31, 2012 at 7:28 am

    Yoda stop doing movie titles, please!

  • Eightbitshik

    January 2, 2013 at 3:41 am

    Great ending! Haha.

  • RandyPan

    February 23, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    So, the monster’s Exdeath?

  • fcabanski

    October 24, 2013 at 3:14 am

    The title sounds like something an old Jewish man would say. “What are we going to do? From Hell it came. Now we’re stuck with it.”

  • Zach Almo

    October 30, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    ahahah they wanted over $25. that’s insulting just to think about

  • November 29, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    i really dont know why, but i like this movie a lot

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