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The Crawling Hand (1963)

Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 24 February 1966 (Mexico)
The hand of a dead astronaut comes crawling back from the grave to strangle the living

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Rod Lauren ...
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Sheriff Townsend (as Alan Hale)
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Sirry Steffen ...
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Security Chief Meidel (as Tristam Coffin)
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Deputy Earl Harrison
Stan Jones ...
Funeral Director (as G. Stanley Jones)
Jock Putnam ...
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Andy Andrews ...
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Soda Shop Owner
Edward Wermel ...
Prof. Farnstrom
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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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Jolting Space Shocker! See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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24 February 1966 (Mexico)  »

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Don't Cry Wolf  »

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

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1.85 : 1
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Co written by the father of actor Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) See more »

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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 Svengoolie: The Crawling Hand (1997) See more »

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The Bird's the Word
Sung by The Rivingtons
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The Thing has escaped
28 September 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Watching The Crawling Hand tonight all I could think of was The Addams Family and The Thing which was guest starring in this film. The Thing should have received top billing.

It's hard to believe that so many name players were desperate for work to sign on to this film. An astronaut dies on a mission, but his severed hand takes on a life of its own and starts strangling people. And it possesses the mind of young Rod Lauren who is starting to show some homicidal tendencies.

People like Alan Hale, Jr. Peter Breck, Syd Saylor so many I know from many films just look downright embarrassed to be in this thing. And in the end, the security of NASA leaves something to be desired.

It's not even funny bad, just bad.


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