MANOS: The Hands of Felt

One of the worst movies ever made, some say THE worst, is MANOS: The Hands of Fate (1966).  Aficionados of bad cinema have embraced this piece of  little gem and kept it from disappearing into obscurity.   Well, some sick talented folks up in Seattle have put together a puppet show that combines the behind-the-scenes story of making the film with the movie itself, and they even added song and dance numbers!  Since I can’t get up to Seattle to witness it in person, I’ve joined the Kickstarter campaign to make it into a film.   Hey, for five dollars you get the download AND your name in the credits.  (I’m really excited about that credit part.)   Join in and become a footnote key player in the continuing evolution of the MANOS phenomenon.  The Master will be so delighted.  MANOS campaign on Kickstarter

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Shay on May 24, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Worse than Megaforce?

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    • Megaforce had a real budget (20 million vs. MANOS’ $19,000) and professional actors and an outline that wasn’t written on a cocktail napkin. It also had enough film in the camera to allow for shots longer than 32 seconds. And I don’t think anyone on Megaforce committed suicide before the film opened. MANOS wins hands down.

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    • Posted by Amy on May 26, 2013 at 8:15 am

      Manos has no redeeming qualities other than it’s awful. It’s painful to sit through if you aren’t watching the Rifftrax/MST3K version. You have to embrace how terrible it is and enjoy it. Megaforce has stunts by Hal Needham, cheesiness, Barry Bostwick in spandex, and thumb kissing!

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  2. Posted by jim` on May 25, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Funny you should mention this. I’m currently working through a list of really bad movies:

    http://www.imdb.com/list/OZX_3gPkJqU/

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