Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966)

Not Rated  |   |  Horror  |  15 November 1966 (USA)
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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 ...
Bernie Rosenblum ...
Joyce Molleur ...
William Bryan Jennings ...
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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 <>

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A cult of weird, horrible people who gather beautiful women only to deface them with a burning hand! 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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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Director Harold P. Warren later approached cinematographer Robert Guidry with another script, this one called "Wild Desert Bikers". Guidry declined. See more »


At the beginning, when the family pulls over, Mike says his line, then mouths the word "Cut!" 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 Shameful Sequels: Baby Geniuses 2: Part 1 (2011) See more »

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Bad Movie Makes Good MST3K
4 April 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie should serve as warning to anyone who tries to make up a movie as you go along. An overused concept (family gets lost) meets a cliche (wierd guy who talks of a master)and then degrades into one big mess. The couple's little girl vanishes during filming or seems to be and a wierdo shows off his girl collection; they may or not be vampires or zombies, you never know. The story is missing, the flow is ambigous and it moves like words in an alphabet soup. Nonsense and confusion are the result. Thank you, but no thank you, Doctor Forrester.

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