History Film / ManosTheHandsOfFate

30th Jun '16 3:37:32 PM Ezclee4050
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* SpiritualSuccessor: ''Film/Troll2'' has a remarkably similar mix of [[{{Narm}} Narmy]] horror, amateurish filmmaking and community theater-caliber acting. Not only that, both films have an early scene where a family sings "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" while driving out to the country.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: ''Film/Troll2'' has a remarkably similar mix of [[{{Narm}} Narmy]] horror, amateurish filmmaking and community theater-caliber acting. Not only that, both films have an early scene where a family (headed by a BumblingDad named Michael) sings "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" while driving out to the country.
28th Jun '16 4:04:53 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* NiceToTheWaiter: Mike is demanding with his family, but he seems to care for them. However, he's absolutely horrible to Torgo. It's really hard to feel bad for Mike when Torgo knocks him out and ties him to a tree.
28th Jun '16 1:12:11 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* CentralTheme: The Master's cult has a bizarre fixation on hands. As explained above, "manos" means "hands" in Spanish, but beyond this fact, the connection is never explained.
** The staff Torgo carries around has a hand on it. There's a lot of focus on Torgo's hands as he awkwardly tries to grasp and paw at various women throughout the film. One of his hands is taken as punishment for his transgressions.
** This, combined with The Master having so many wives, suggests hands may equate to a form of possession. The Master possesses the entire family by the end of the film. [[GoneMadFromTheRevelation …Sweet Odin's Raven, does this movie make sense now?!]]

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* CentralTheme: Hands. The Master's cult title translates to ''"Hands": The Hands of Fate.'' The Master has a bizarre fixation hands represented on hands. As explained above, "manos" means "hands" in Spanish, but beyond this fact, the connection is never explained.
** The
his robes. Torgo's staff Torgo carries around has is topped with a hand on it.hand. There's a lot of focus on Torgo's hands as he awkwardly tries to grasp and paw at various women throughout the film. One of his hands is taken as punishment for his transgressions.
** This, combined with The Master having so many wives, suggests hands may equate to a form of possession. The Master possesses the entire family by the end of the film. [[GoneMadFromTheRevelation …Sweet Odin's Raven, does this movie make sense now?!]]
transgressions.



* {{Cult}}
** Finally, a cult movie that is a cult movie!
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Certain words and phrases tend to be repeated. Certain words and phrases get repeated.
** There's also the title itself; "manos" is Spanish for "hands", translating to ''"Hands" The Hands of Fate''. Or ''"Manos", las Manos del Destino'' in Spanish.

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* {{Cult}}
**
{{Cult}}: Finally, a cult movie that is a cult movie!
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Certain words and phrases tend to be repeated. Certain words and phrases get repeated.
DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment:
** There's also the The title itself; "manos" is Spanish for "hands", translating to ''"Hands" ''"Hands": The Hands of Fate''. Or ''"Manos", las Manos del Destino'' in Spanish.



* DoesNotLikeShoes: The Master's wives are all barefoot.

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* DoesNotLikeShoes: DoesNotLikeShoes:
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The Master's wives are all barefoot.barefoot.
** Although it's rarely visible, Torgo has cloven hooves instead of feet, so he wears no shoes.



-->'''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Joel Robinson]]:''' Great, now I'll always wonder...



* HeldGaze: To the point of {{Padding}}.
-->'''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Joel Robinson]]:''' '''''DO SOMETHING!''''' Gawd!
* HellHotel: The Master's home is more like a Hell House, but it still counts.
* {{Hellhound}}: Well, the dog is '''supposed''' to be one. While he barks up quite a storm off-screen, he's very docile on-screen. See the RealLifeRelative entry on the Trivia tab for more info.

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* HeldGaze: To Characters stare blankly at each other for long periods, to the point of {{Padding}}.
-->'''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Joel Robinson]]:''' '''''DO SOMETHING!''''' Gawd!
* HellHotel: The family try to stay the night at the Master's home is more home, treating it like a Hell House, but it still counts.
hotel, which goes poorly for them.
* {{Hellhound}}: Well, the dog is '''supposed''' to be one. While he barks up quite a storm off-screen, he's very docile on-screen. See the RealLifeRelative entry on the Trivia tab for more info.



* ImmuneToBullets: It seems guns are on the list of devices the Master does not approve of, given that bullets evidently don't harm him. For that matter, [[BulletDodgesYou they don't even seem to]] ''[[BulletDodgesYou hit]]'' [[BulletDodgesYou him]].
* InformedAttribute: People who knew them insist that John Reynolds (Torgo) and Tom Neyman (The Master) were very talented actors. This isn't evident in the movie, due to them being overdubbed.

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* ImmuneToBullets: It seems guns are on the list of devices the Master does not approve of, given that bullets evidently don't harm him. For that matter, [[BulletDodgesYou they don't even him, or seem to]] ''[[BulletDodgesYou hit]]'' [[BulletDodgesYou him]].
* InformedAttribute: People who knew them insist that John Reynolds (Torgo) and Tom Neyman (The Master) were very talented actors. This isn't evident in the movie, due
to them being overdubbed.hit him at all.



* LeaveTheCameraRunning: Technically averted. Several scenes drag on to the point of distraction, but no single shot is longer than thirty-two seconds, due to the technical limitations of the camera Warren used.
** Though watching Torgo take 31 seconds just to get up can seem like an eternity.
** Two scenes (where Torgo is dragging Mike to tie him up after knocking him out and where Torgo stands up after being woken by the Master) last longer than the 32 seconds due to the camera being stationary and with a auto-winding device mounted on it.

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* LeaveTheCameraRunning: Technically averted. Several scenes drag on to the point of distraction, but almost no single shot is longer than thirty-two seconds, due to the technical limitations of the camera Warren used.
** Though watching Torgo take 31 seconds just
used. Only a few shots were able to get up can seem like an eternity.
** Two scenes (where Torgo is dragging Mike to tie him up after knocking him out and where Torgo stands up after being woken by the Master)
last longer than the 32 seconds due to the camera being stationary and with a auto-winding device mounted on it.technical adjustments.



* LoopingLines: The movie was shot using a silent camera, so Warren and another woman dubbed all the lines.

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* LoopingLines: The movie was shot using a silent camera, so Warren and another woman several actors dubbed all the everyone's lines.



* MakeOutPoint: There's one of these on the road to the Master's house.
* TheMaster: This one is self-explanatory.

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* MakeOutPoint: There's one of these on Two teens make out in a convertible beside the road to the Master's house.
house through the whole movie.
* TheMaster: This one As you might expect, the Master is self-explanatory.the master of the house and his cult.



* NiceHat: Torgo's hat is pretty nice.

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* NiceHat: Torgo's Torgo wears a rustic hat is pretty nice.throughout the film.



* SupernaturalProofFather: Mike was simply unable to accept the danger they're in and ignored his wife's pleas to leave.

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* SupernaturalProofFather: Mike was is simply unable to accept the danger they're in and ignored ignores his wife's pleas to leave.



--> [[Website/TheAgonyBooth "From the sound of things, all of Debbie's dialogue was recorded using the sound system from a fast food drive-thru."]]



-->'''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Joel]]''': Oh, so ''that's'' how it works!
-->'''[[Podcast/RiffTrax Bill Corbett]]:''' Hey, it's still not as creepy as ''Series/ToddlersAndTiaras''.
18th Jun '16 4:29:15 AM Ezclee4050
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* SpiritualSuccessor: ''Film/Troll2'' has a remarkably similar mix of [[{{Narm}} Narmy]] low-budget horror and incompetent filmmaking. Not only that, both films have an early scene where a family sings "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" while driving out to the country.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: ''Film/Troll2'' has a remarkably similar mix of [[{{Narm}} Narmy]] low-budget horror horror, amateurish filmmaking and incompetent filmmaking.community theater-caliber acting. Not only that, both films have an early scene where a family sings "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" while driving out to the country.
25th May '16 5:14:32 PM MetalJesus
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* NiceToTheWaiter: Averted. Mike is demanding with his family, but he seems to care for them. However, he's absolutely horrible to Torgo. It's really hard to feel bad for Mike when Torgo knocks him out and ties him to a tree.

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* NiceToTheWaiter: Averted. Mike is demanding with his family, but he seems to care for them. However, he's absolutely horrible to Torgo. It's really hard to feel bad for Mike when Torgo knocks him out and ties him to a tree.
25th May '16 5:13:05 PM MetalJesus
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* NiceToTheWaiter: Mike is demanding with his family, but he seems to care for them. However, he's absolutely horrible to Torgo.

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* NiceToTheWaiter: Averted. Mike is demanding with his family, but he seems to care for them. However, he's absolutely horrible to Torgo. It's really hard to feel bad for Mike when Torgo knocks him out and ties him to a tree.
11th May '16 6:20:35 PM Ezclee4050
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* SpiritualSuccessor: ''Film/Troll2'' has a remarkably similar mix of [[{{Narm}} Narmy]] low-budget horror and incompetent filmmaking. Not only that, both films have an early scene where a family sings "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" while driving out to the country.
13th Mar '16 7:35:39 PM Ezclee4050
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* CampbellCountry: Warren's script seems to be an attempt at a vaguely Lovecraftian story set in the desert outside El Paso, but, like his filmmaking and acting, the execution was a bit inept.
4th Mar '16 1:51:57 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* StillWearingTheOldColors: Torgo's costume is supposed to look like a Confederate uniform to suggest this trope, but it doesn't work (even in the restored version).

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* StillWearingTheOldColors: Torgo's costume is supposed to look like a Confederate uniform to suggest this trope, but it doesn't work (even in the restored version).version) since it's just a grey hat and blazer over a tan union suit.



->'''THE END?'''

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->'''THE END?'''
8th Jan '16 7:34:58 PM nombretomado
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For more laughs at the film's expense, check out Website/TheAgonyBooth's [[http://www.agonybooth.com/recaps/_Manos__The_Hands_of_Fate_1966.aspx recap]] or I-Mockery's [[http://www.i-mockery.com/minimocks/manos/ review.]] ''Manos'' also spawned three major fan works: a [[http://rpgmaker.net/games/2607/ computer game adaptation]] of the film, a [[http://acidocinza.wordpress.com/manos-the-revenge-of-torgo/ crossover]] with ''{{Splatterhouse}}'', and a {{Retraux}} [[http://freakzonegames.tumblr.com/ NES platformer.]]

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For more laughs at the film's expense, check out Website/TheAgonyBooth's [[http://www.agonybooth.com/recaps/_Manos__The_Hands_of_Fate_1966.aspx recap]] or I-Mockery's [[http://www.i-mockery.com/minimocks/manos/ review.]] ''Manos'' also spawned three major fan works: a [[http://rpgmaker.net/games/2607/ computer game adaptation]] of the film, a [[http://acidocinza.wordpress.com/manos-the-revenge-of-torgo/ crossover]] with ''{{Splatterhouse}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Splatterhouse}}'', and a {{Retraux}} [[http://freakzonegames.tumblr.com/ NES platformer.]]
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