IMDb > Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966)
Manos: The Hands of Fate
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 6 | slideshow) Videos
Manos: The Hands of Fate -- After getting lost while on a road trip, a family seeks shelter at a strange home ruled over by a mysterious figure known only as The Master. Torgo, the servant, lets the family stay, which angers the Master.

Overview

User Rating:
1.9/10   29,582 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 2% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writer:
Harold P. Warren (screenplay)
Contact:
View company contact information for Manos: The Hands of Fate on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
15 November 1966 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
It's Shocking! It's Beyond Your Imagination! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
User Reviews:
AAAAHHHH!!!!!! See more (653 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Directed by
Harold P. Warren 
 
Writing credits
Harold P. Warren (screenplay)

Produced by
Harold P. Warren .... producer
 
Original Music by
Russ Huddleston 
Robert Smith Jr. 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Guidry (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ernie Smith 
James A. Sullivan  (as James Sullivan)
 
Costume Design by
Tom Neyman  (as Thomas Ivy)
 
Makeup Department
Jacqueline Neyman .... makeup artist (as Jacqueline)
 
Production Management
Jay O. Lawrence .... production supervisor
 
Art Department
Tom Neyman .... set designer
Stephane Goulet .... property painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bruce Shearin .... sound
 
Stunts
Joyce Molleur .... stunts (uncredited)
Bernie Rosenblum .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bernie Rosenblum .... key grip (as Frank Bernard Rosenblum)
Jesse Simon .... head electrician
Anselm Spring .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Norma Friedman .... script supervisor
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Runtime:
74 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Canada:G (Quebec) (2008) | Finland:K-18 (2008) (self applied) | USA:Not Rated
Filming Locations:
Company:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Lighting was limited for the film, which explains the infamous scene in which two cops literally take two steps to investigate, then turn back.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: The first time the cop tells the teens to move on, the slate (or clapper) is briefly visible on the right-hand side of the screen.See more »
Quotes:
[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!
See more »

FAQ

Is it true that Quentin Tarantino owns a print of this movie and calls it "his favorite comedy"?
Is it true that three cast members killed themselves out of embarrassment after the release of the movie?
What is an explanation of the ending?
See more »
245 out of 287 people found the following review useful.
AAAAHHHH!!!!!!, 29 March 1999

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...

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (653 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
RIP Bernie Rosenblum MovieViewer-Man
Is there a release date for the Blu-ray edition of this movie? ithais22
Not THE worst ever nuhc
Things I learned from Manos: Hands of Fate nuhc
The Master's robe m-vaskes
Rifftrax live: best lines ELashes
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
The Sorcerer's Apprentice Halloween 5 Donnie Darko Deadly Blessing Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb bottom 100 movies IMDb Horror section
IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.