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Hand of Death (1962)

Approved | | Horror, Sci-Fi | March 1962 (USA)
Alex Marsh has created a serum combining a hypnotic drug and nerve gas. Unfortunately he uses himself as a guinea pig and the drug transforms him into a murderous monster.

Director:

Gene Nelson

Writer:

Eugene Ling
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Complete credited cast:
John Agar ... Alex Marsh
Paula Raymond ... Carol Wilson
Stephen Dunne ... Tom Holland (as Steve Dunne)
Roy Gordon Roy Gordon ... Dr. Frederick Ramsey
John A. Alonzo ... Carlos, lab assistant (as John Alonzo)
Jack Younger Jack Younger ... Mike The Mailman
Joe Besser ... Service station attendant
Butch Patrick ... Davey, little boy on beach
Norman Burton ... Chief Homicide Investigator
Fred Krone Fred Krone ... Cab Driver
Kevin Enright Kevin Enright ... Police Photographer
Jack Donner ... Cop (as Jack Doner)
Chuck Niles Chuck Niles ... Reporter
Ruth Terry ... Woman with Packages
Bob Whitney Bob Whitney ... Cop
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Alex Marsh has created a serum combining a hypnotic drug and nerve gas. Unfortunately he uses himself as a guinea pig and the drug transforms him into a murderous monster.

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A better print surfaces on AMC
20 February 2006 | by jbernhardSee all my reviews

AMC just ran HAND OF DEATH early Sunday morning at 5 am. The print was the same as what ran on Fox Movie Channel but with a major difference. The AMC print ( courtesy of Fox television ) was not a dark and muddy mess that obscured the monster make up. It was nice and bright with far better contrasts. So it was still a cruddy 16mm pan and scan print, but at least you could appreciate the effects and make up. If you are interested keep an eye on AMC as they are in the habit of running horror and sci-fi stuff late night on the weekends and this will undoubtedly get another broadcast over the coming months. As for the film itself, I'd agree with other comments that it is not a lost classic, but an entertaining way to pass 58 minutes if you are a fan of this genre. Fans of John Agar will certainly enjoy his performance, the guy played so many roles like this he could do them in his sleep ( and sometimes did ). Plus you get to see a young Eddie Munster almost menaced!


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Five Fingers of Death See more »

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