A Imbunche is a legendary monster from South American folklore created to defend the entrance of an evil warlock's cave.

According to legend, the Imbunche was a male child kidnapped by, or sold by his parents to a Brujo Chilote (a powerful type of warlock).

The Brujo chilote transformed the child into a deformed hairy monster by breaking his legs and twisting them over his back, applying a magic cream over the boy's back to cause thick hairs and, finally splitting his tongue to produce a forked, snake-like, tongue.