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The Crawling Hand (1963)

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The hand of a dead astronaut comes crawling back from the grave to strangle the living

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Kent Taylor ...
Rod Lauren ...
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Sheriff Townsend (as Alan Hale)
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Sirry Steffen ...
Arline Judge ...
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Tristram Coffin ...
Security Chief Meidel (as Tristam Coffin)
Ross Elliott ...
Deputy Earl Harrison
Stan Jones ...
Funeral Director (as G. Stanley Jones)
Jock Putnam ...
Ambulance Attendant
Andy Andrews ...
Ambulance Attendant
Syd Saylor ...
Soda Shop Owner
Ed Wermer ...
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Storyline

After an astronaut space capsule is detonated in orbit, a teenager finds a severed arm among wreckage on earth. Soon the thing returns to life to murder and posses the young man's mind. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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It Came From Outer Space! See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Unrated
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Release Date:

24 February 1966 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Don't Cry Wolf  »

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Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Burt Reynolds screen-tested twice for the role as teen character Paul Lawrence, but reportedly performed so woodenly that he was not chosen. See more »

Goofs

When Donna puts on her bikini bottom after supposedly disrobing behind the rock, she pulls them up over her panties. This goof is only noticeable in the full-screen (open matte) version of the film. When cropped for wide screen the illusion of nudity is preserved. See more »

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Featured in Fantastic Fantasy Fright-o-Rama Show Vol. 1 (1996) See more »

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The Bird's the Word
Sung by The Rivingtons
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I'll give the makers of this one a hand
25 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie on the Saturday night "Sci-Fi Movie" when I was a kid in the mid to late 60s. It scared me then. I had to find a copy and watch it again almost 40 years later. Upon this second viewing, the part that scared me the most is that there may have been people who took this seriously! I can't believe grown men (OK people for the PC world we now live in) could actually invest time and money on a project like this but I'm glad they did because I must admit that I am a fan of "bad horror movies." They don't get much worse than this so of course I enjoyed it. As another reviewer pointed out, there is almost no acting. Also, there isn't much of a plot, the special effects are terrible, if not, non-existent. All of which adds up to one of the best bad horror movies I've ever seen. Very entertaining in that regard.


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