Posts Tagged ‘Manos: The Hands of Fate’

Kickstarter for the Sequel to Manos: The Hands of Fate

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

I know that many of you (and by “many” I mean “five or six of you”) come here for news of Manos: The Hands of Fate). (And yes, I have the restored Blu-Ray of the original Manos, but I haven’t watched it yet.) So here’s some news about the sequel:

The previously announced sequel, The Search for Valley Lodge, officially died back in 2014.

However, and entirely new sequel is being put together by Jackey Neyman Jones (the little girl in the original film) and their Kickstarter just made it’s $24,000 goal. They even have Tom Neyman back as The Master!

If you think there’s too much puppet action (from Manos: The Hands of Felt) in the Kickstarter trailer, here’s a shorter trailer:

$24,000 isn’t much for a feature film. Then again, the original Manos: The Hands of Fate wasn’t much of a feature film…

Big Legal Tussle Over…Manos: The Hands of Fate???

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

It’s one thing for there to be a legal battle over the rights for a good movie, but it’s quite another when the battle is over Manos: The Hands of Fate, one of the worst films of all time. (Note: That article is up on, so it might be blocked at your place of work.)

In 2011, a collector of film prints uncovered the original negative of Manos and embarked on an inexplicable project to restore the film with all the white-glove attention archivists give to Hollywood classics. His efforts would incur the wrath of a mysterious man with a fake New Zealand accent named Rupert, as well as Joe Warren, Hal Warren’s embittered son, who intends to preserve the Manos legacy at all costs.

Hal Warren’s son comes off as more than a bit of a jerk. “I’m the director’s son! I’m entitled to a cut even if the work is out of copyright!”

Fortunately for “fans” of the films, the restored Blu-Ray of Manos: The Hands of Fate is finally coming out October 13. More information on the restoration can be found here.

Finally, Your Own Screenplay for Manos: The Hands of Fate!

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Q: Have you ever wanted to own the screenplay to Manos: The Hands of Fate?

A: No, it’s one of the worst movies of all–

Q: Of course you have! Now, for the low price of $8, that script can be yours!

A: $8 seems a little steep for–

Q: Put on your own staged plays of Manos! Invite the neighbors!

A: They’d stone me.

Q: But that’s not all! For $20, you can get the scripts for Plan 9 From Outer Space and Santa Claus Conquers the Martians!

A: Yuck! It’s like a trifecta of suck! I’d rather–

Q: Of course you want them all! So get your money in to the Kickstarter campaign today!

(Hat tip: SF Signal.)

Related: “How Plan 9 From Outer Space earned, and lost, the title of worst movie of all time”.


Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Even though it’s been on Fark, I feel I would be remiss in not mentioning that a man has found the workprint for Manos: the Hands of Fate. He intends to restore the film to all it’s, um, glory, and sell Blu-Rays of the newly remastered version.

May his work be blessed by Torgo the White.

Hotel Torgo

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Don Webb alerted me to the existence of Hotel Torgo, a documentary on Manos: The Hands of Fate. It features commentary by El Paso SF fan Richard Brandt (a regular Nova Express reader, back in the day), and memories by cast member Bernie Rosenblum.

Warning: You do have to put up with annoying, intrusive Microsoft ads.

Manos Two: Twice the Hands, Twice the Fate!

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

A certain Rupert Talbot Munch Sr. of Falls City, OR is working on a sequel to the classically bad Manos: The Hands of Fate called Manos: The Search for Valley Lodge.

They’re going to be filming in El Paso, just like the original.

Wait, it gets better: The film stars Jackey Raye Jones, who played the little girl in the original Manos: The Hands of Fate. Plus a character played by Joe Warren, the son of original Manos director Harold Warren.

The kicker? Tom Neyman is back as The Master.

And yes, there’s a poster:

You could say that making a sequel to one of the worst films ever made is a bad idea, but frankly, the entire enterprise is beyond your puny mortal concepts of “good” and “bad”…

And speaking of Manos, did you know that there was a puppet theater adaptation, Manos: The Hands of Felt?