Manos The Hands of Fate: The Worst Movie Ever Made.

This is one of my favorite list on Wikipedia: The Worst Movies Ever, which details movies that "have achieved a significant level of infamy through critical and popular consensus as being among the worst films ever made." Oh, yeah!

Of particular significance is this film, called "Manos" The Hands of Fate (1966), made by an El Paso fertilizer salesman Hal Warren [wiki], who made the film on a bet.

Dalton Ross of Entertainment Weekly wrote an in-depth yet entertaining article on why Manos The Hands of Fate sucks the big one:

During the conversation, Warren boasted that making a movie wasn't so hard. Anybody could make a movie. Heck, even he could make one. Warren bet Silliphant that he could take a film all the way from conception to completion. Tellingly, the first outline for his master script was written right then and there on napkins. The story was standard B-grade horror — family (husband Michael, wife Margaret, and daughter Debbie) gets lost en route to a vacation and stumbles upon a horrifying fate. Less standard, however, was a half-man, half-goat character named Torgo, or the mysterious cult leader known simply as the Master who walked around sporting a robe with giant red hands on it. Perhaps the film's first sign of ineptitude was the title itself, Manos: The Hands of Fate, which translates a tad redundantly to Hands: The Hands of Fate.


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Actually MiSTie, I read it on a really old issue of Entertainment Weekly (which was referenced) while waiting for my car at the car shop.

MST3000 is a funny show and has a large cult following, but just not me. I can't stand all that talking over everyone else. It's like watching The View.
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Haa haaa haaa,I just watched the MST3K version again the other day. I would say Egah! is pretty horrible as well.

I always thought that title was funny though since "Manos" in spanish translates to "hand". So the title actually reads "Hands The Hands of Fate".
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I don't believe for a second that the author DIDN'T find out about this movie from Mystery Science Theater 3000. And yet, no mention at all.

Great, just what the Net needs. More blogging about someone else's ideas, with no credit given.
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