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Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966)

Not Rated | | Horror | 15 November 1966 (USA)
A family gets lost on the road and stumbles upon a hidden, underground, devil-worshiping cult led by the fearsome Master and his servant Torgo.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Neyman ...
John Reynolds ...
Diane Adelson ...
Margaret (as Diane Mahree)
Harold P. Warren ...
Michael (as Hal Warren)
Stephanie Nielson ...
Sherry Proctor ...
Robin Redd ...
Jackey Neyman Jones ...
Debbie (as Jackey Neyman)
Bernie Rosenblum ...
Joyce Molleur ...
William Bryan Jennings ...
Jay Hall ...
Bettye Birns ...
Lelanie Hansard ...
Pat Coburn ...


A family driving through a small town gets lost and winds up at a backwoods shack managed by Torgo, who takes care of it while The Master is away. The Master worships Manos, an evil deity, and he also wears a neat cape. When Torgo lets the family stay, The Master awakens and does mean stuff like burning off Torgo's hand and sicking his dog on the family pet. Meanwhile, The Master's wives wrestle for his favor. Written by Jeremy Yuenger <yuenger@tony.bc.edu>

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No one seated the last 10 minutes! We defy you to guess the ending... and ask you not to divulge it! See more »




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Release Date:

15 November 1966 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fingers of Fate  »

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$19,000 (estimated)

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1.30 : 1
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Did You Know?


The random scenes featuring two teenagers who are hassled by the cops while necking in their car were added because actress Joyce Molleur broke her leg during filming, and was unable to perform her original role. See more »


When the Master breaks up the wives' fight, rolled-up jeans are visible when he lifts his cloak. See more »


[first lines]
Margaret: We're almost there, honey. Just a little while longer and your vacation starts.
Debbie: I'm getting cold, mother, and hungry!
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Danger!! Death Ray (1995) See more »

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After seeing this movie I ran through the house screaming at the top of my lungs for several hours pausing occasionally only to bang my head repeatedly on the floor. And that was the MST3K version!! Imagine seeing this movie pure and undiluted! It's too horrible to conceive!

Seriously, this movie is not only the worst movie I've ever seen; it's the worst movie I can imagine being made! How could any be worse! Could Ed Wood make such a movie? Arch Hall Sr.? Ray Dennis Steckler? Phil Tucker? I don't think so. None can approach Hal P. Warren, sometime fertilizer salesman and would-be auteur, for producing total cinematic crap!

Now excuse me, I must go wash up. Just thinking of this movie makes me feel filthy all over...

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