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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.

Director:

Harold P. Warren

Writer:

Harold P. Warren (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Neyman ... The Master
John Reynolds ... Torgo
Diane Adelson Diane Adelson ... Margaret (as Diane Mahree)
Harold P. Warren Harold P. Warren ... Michael (as Hal Warren)
Stephanie Nielson Stephanie Nielson ... Master's Wife
Sherry Proctor Sherry Proctor ... Master's Wife
Robin Redd Robin Redd ... Master's Wife
Jackey Neyman Jones Jackey Neyman Jones ... Debbie (as Jackey Neyman)
Bernie Rosenblum Bernie Rosenblum ... Teenager in Car
Joyce Molleur Joyce Molleur ... Teenager in Car
William Bryan Jennings ... Cop
Jay Hall Jay Hall ... Girl in Convertible
Bettye Birns Bettye Birns ... Master's Wife
Lelanie Hansard Lelanie Hansard ... Girl in Convertible
Pat Coburn Pat Coburn ... Master's Wife
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Storyline

A family's driving across the country where they stumble across a mysterious house, inhabited by the satyr-man Torgo. When the family decide to stay over at the house, the family's mother is now the object of desire for Torgo and the owner of the house, The Master: a mysterious figure whom dresses in a black robe, decorated with red hands. Written by Johnny

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Reports that the only crew members who were compensated for their work in the film were Jackey Neyman Jones and her family's dog, who received a bicycle and a large quantity of dog food, respectively, would seem to indicate that even with its extremely low budget, the film failed to break even financially. See more »

Goofs

The zipper on The Master's back is clearly visible throughout the movie. 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!
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Crazy Credits

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Alternate Versions

25 seconds from the complete released version are missing from the opening of the MST3K version, and 48 from the most common public domain print. These consist of a landscape shot panning right, and then a shot of the city of El Paso, followed by the shot of the car parking seen in the MST3K copy. All of this has been restored in the Benjamin Solovey reconstructed print. See more »

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Count the number of slaps the wife gets by the pagan Master....
21 June 2019 | by Fella_shibbySee all my reviews

Come on, one star is a bit harsh. At least 2 stars for being an unintentional comedy n the effort by a fertilizer salesman.

The story is about a family who lose their way on a road trip and after a long drive in the desert, they arrive at a lodge maintained by a pagan cult. The film is bad but it was a brave attempt considering the budget. Viewers may find it illogical, boring with awful editing n acting but may be amused seeing Torgo's abnormal gait, the Master's ceremonial robe, the awful soundtrack, the wife telling the husband that it's getting dark while we observe that its bright midday, the Master repeatedly slapping the wife, the wives jus rubbing their hands on Torgo's face, etc.

I first saw this in the late 90s on a vhs. Revisited it recently.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lodge of Sins See more »

Filming Locations:

Texas, USA See more »

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Budget:

$4 (estimated)
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Company Credits

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Norm-Iris, Sun City Films See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.30 : 1
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