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* {{Catfight}}: After the wives try to decide on what to do about Debbie, they get into one of these, which was presumably intended as a form of {{Fanservice}}. In MST3K, Tom Servo suspects the film was made specifically for this scene.

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* {{Catfight}}: After the wives try to decide on what to do about Debbie, they get into one of these, which was presumably intended as a form of {{Fanservice}}. In MST3K, [=MST3K=], Tom Servo suspects the film was made specifically for this scene.


* {{Catfight}}: After the wives try to decide on what to do about Debbie, they get into one of these, which was presumably intended as a form of {{Fanservice}}.

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* {{Catfight}}: After the wives try to decide on what to do about Debbie, they get into one of these, which was presumably intended as a form of {{Fanservice}}. In MST3K, Tom Servo suspects the film was made specifically for this scene.



* PoliceAreUseless: Most of the local deputies' time is spent bothering a couple who can't keep their lips off each other. They show up again after Mike fires the gun, get out and walk in front of their car, then turn around and leave. (Warren and his crew didn't have enough lighting for a pan scene.)

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* PoliceAreUseless: Most of the local deputies' time is spent bothering a couple who can't keep their lips off each other. They show up again after Mike fires the gun, get out and walk in front of their car, then turn around and leave.leave, thinking the gunshots came from Mexico. (Warren and his crew didn't have enough lighting for a pan scene.)

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* VanishingVillage: There really is a Valley Lodge. Normally, there's 'nothing up that road.' Then Manos redirects travelers to the Master and ensures they never leave.


A sequel, ''Manos: the Search for Valley Lodge'', [[http://fangoria.com/index.php/moviestv/fearful-features/6302-manos-returns-exclusive-photos-video-etc was reportedly in production]] sometime in 2013 until they ran out of money; the crew supposedly filmed in El Paso and used ''much of the original cast''. Production resumed in [[http://www.mst3kinfo.com/?p=23337 2016]], and the film was released in 2018 as ''Manos Returns''.

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A sequel, ''Manos: the Search for Valley Lodge'', [[http://fangoria.com/index.php/moviestv/fearful-features/6302-manos-returns-exclusive-photos-video-etc was reportedly in production]] sometime in 2013 until they ran out of money; the crew supposedly filmed in El Paso and used ''much of the original cast''. Production resumed in [[http://www.mst3kinfo.com/?p=23337 2016]], and the film was released in 2018 as ''Manos Returns''.
''Film/ManosReturns''.


* CelebrityResemblance: The guy playing The Master bears a strong resemblance to ''Music/FrankZappa'', which certainly doesn't [[{{Narm}} help make him any scarier.]]

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* CelebrityResemblance: Tom Neyman, who plays The guy playing The Master Master, bears a strong resemblance to ''Music/FrankZappa'', which certainly doesn't [[{{Narm}} help make him any scarier.]]


* AndYourLittleDogToo: Peppy is first to die

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* AndYourLittleDogToo: Peppy is first to diedie.


* GodOfEvil: The Master claims Manos is the "[[DarkIsEvil god of primal darkness]]". In addition, the Master and wives justify their actions (including murder) by claiming Manos would approve.

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* GodOfEvil: The Master claims Manos is the "[[DarkIsEvil god of primal darkness]]".darkness]]", who punishes those who betray him with "eternal, burning light". In addition, the Master and wives justify their actions (including murder) by claiming Manos would approve.



** In the end, Margaret declares that she's not up to fleeing cross-country through the desert, and that they need to stop to rest. Where does she recommend Mike take his family to rest? ''The very house they're trying to get away from.'' What's worse he then agrees that it might just be the safest place.
** While trying to flee, the family comes across a rattlesnake. Rather than back away and let it be (as rattlesnakes generally only rattle to alert potential predators of the danger in assaulting them, not when they're about to strike), Mike ''shoots'' it, unnecessarily making a racket that they then worry will lead the Master to them.

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** In the end, Margaret declares that she's not up to fleeing cross-country through the desert, and that they need to stop to rest. Where does she recommend Mike take his family to rest? ''The very house they're trying to get away from.'' What's worse Even worse, he then agrees that it might just be the safest place.
** While trying to flee, the family comes across a rattlesnake. Rather than back away and let it be (as rattlesnakes generally only rattle to alert potential predators of the danger in assaulting them, not when they're about to strike), Mike ''shoots'' at it, unnecessarily making a racket that they then worry will lead the Master to them.



* MindScrew: In one of the many scenes of the cops harassing the MakeOutKids, the girl complains that they "aren't doing anything", and the cop replies with "Whatever you're not doing, go don't do it somewhere else". Umm, [[FlatWhat what?]]

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* MindScrew: In one of the many scenes of the cops harassing the MakeOutKids, the girl complains that they "aren't doing anything", and the cop replies with "Whatever it is you're not doing, 'not doing', go don't do it somewhere else". Umm, [[FlatWhat what?]]



* OurVampiresAreDifferent: At least, we think they're vampires, or at least something like them, considering the bad guy is called "The Master", has a [[TheRenfield twitchy, terrified servant of dubious sanity]], falls into a death-like sleep for long stretches of time ("not dead the way you know it"), states he and his wives must finish their tasks before sunrise, and has a number of "wives" - all common tropes in vampire stories.

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* OurVampiresAreDifferent: At least, we think they're vampires, or at least something like them, considering the bad guy is called "The Master", has a [[TheRenfield twitchy, terrified servant of dubious sanity]], falls into a death-like sleep for long stretches of time ("not dead the way you know it"), states he and his wives must finish their tasks before sunrise, and has a number of "wives" - -- all common tropes in vampire stories.



* SceneryPorn: This is attempted with the opening sequence, but bits of footage are repeated and, unfortunately, the El Paso countryside--while not unpleasant--isn't exactly a ''paragon'' of unparalleled natural beauty. (The muddy 16mm-to-35mm film transfer didn't help, either.)

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* SceneryPorn: This is attempted with the opening sequence, but bits of footage are repeated and, unfortunately, the El Paso countryside--while countryside -- while not unpleasant--isn't unpleasant -- isn't exactly a ''paragon'' of unparalleled natural beauty. (The muddy 16mm-to-35mm film transfer didn't help, either.))
-->'''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Joel]]:''' Visit beautiful Ground Zero.


Mike and Margaret, along with their daughter Debbie and the family dog, find themselves lost on the way to Valley Lodge during their family vacation. As night begins to fall, they decide to spend the night in a [[HauntedCastle strange-looking house]] on the side of the road. Torgo, the house's caretaker, greets them upon their arrival. Torgo [[AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle sPeAkS wItH aN oDd EmPhAsIs]], has extremely bulgy legs (a failed attempt by the filmmaker at making Torgo a satyr), and continuously refers to "The Master"--the undead leader of a cult dedicated to a dark god known only as Manos. The Master, Torgo, and The Master's conclave of wives want to kill the intruders, but can't come to an agreement as to who to kill: Torgo wants to keep Margaret alive as his wife, The Master wants to keep Margaret alive as ''his'' (seventh) wife, and the wives want to kill both Margaret and Mike (but refuse to kill Debbie, which leads to them fighting amongst themselves). As the night continues, Mike and his family find themselves in great danger -- and they eventually come face-to-face with The Master himself...

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Mike and Margaret, along with their daughter Debbie and the family dog, find themselves lost on the way to Valley Lodge during their family vacation. As night begins to fall, they decide to spend the night in a [[HauntedCastle strange-looking house]] on the side of the road. Torgo, the house's caretaker, greets them upon their arrival. Torgo [[AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle sPeAkS wItH aN oDd EmPhAsIs]], has extremely bulgy legs (a failed attempt by the filmmaker at making Torgo a satyr), and continuously refers to "The Master"--the undead leader of a cult dedicated to a dark god known only as Manos. The Master, Torgo, and The Master's conclave of wives want to kill the intruders, but can't come to an agreement as to who to kill: Torgo wants to keep Margaret alive as his wife, The Master wants to keep Margaret alive as ''his'' his (seventh) wife, Torgo wants to keep Margaret as a wife for himself, and the wives want to kill both Margaret and Mike (but [[EvenEvilHasStandards but refuse to kill Debbie, Debbie]], which leads to them fighting amongst themselves).themselves. As the night continues, Mike and his family find themselves in great danger -- and they eventually come face-to-face with The Master himself...


* CampbellCountry: Warren's script seems to be an attempt at a vaguely [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraftian]] story set in the desert outside El Paso, but, like his filmmaking and acting, the execution was a bit inept.


* PlayingGertrude: Diane Mahree was 21 when she played Maggie in this movie, opposite Hal Warren, who was 42, as her husband. They have a six year-old daughter, which... raises questions. This age gap is easier to miss in most prints of the movie due to bad picture quality, but in the Solovey version it's hard to miss.

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* PlayingGertrude: Diane Mahree was 21 when she played Maggie in this movie, opposite Hal Warren, who was 42, as her husband. They have a six year-old daughter, which... raises questions. This age gap is easier to miss in most prints of the movie due to bad picture quality, but in the Solovey version it's hard to miss.extremely visible.

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* MindScrew: In one of the many scenes of the cops harassing the MakeOutKids, the girl complains that they "aren't doing anything", and the cop replies with "Whatever you're not doing, go don't do it somewhere else". Umm, [[FlatWhat what?]]


* CoversAlwaysLie: The poster claims that the cult of "weird, horrible people" (which seems to consist of only the Master and Torgo) gathers beautiful woman and then defaces them with a burning hand. While they do gather beautiful women, they don't deface them with anything. They just make them stand out in the desert against pillars while wearing nightgowns. [spoiler: They ''do'' end up defacing Torgo by burning ''his'' hand, though.]]

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* CoversAlwaysLie: The poster claims that the cult of "weird, horrible people" (which seems to consist of only the Master and Torgo) gathers beautiful woman and then defaces them with a burning hand. While they do gather beautiful women, they don't deface them with anything. They just make them stand out in the desert against pillars while wearing nightgowns. [spoiler: [[spoiler: They ''do'' end up defacing Torgo by burning ''his'' hand, though.]]


* PlayingGertrude: Diane Mahree was 21 when she played Maggie in this movie, opposite a 50-something Hal Warren as her husband. They have a six year-old daughter, which... raises questions. This age gap is easier to miss in most prints of the movie due to bad picture quality, but in the Solovey version it's hard to miss.

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* PlayingGertrude: Diane Mahree was 21 when she played Maggie in this movie, opposite a 50-something Hal Warren Warren, who was 42, as her husband. They have a six year-old daughter, which... raises questions. This age gap is easier to miss in most prints of the movie due to bad picture quality, but in the Solovey version it's hard to miss.


[-[[caption-width-right:300: WARNING: [[CoversAlwaysLie May contain less defacing and burning hands than advertised.]]-]

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