(Review originally written at 5 September 2003)

Never has a movie been so dumb, silly, bad, ugly, awful at the same time. Is "Manos, the Hands of Fate" really that bad as everyone says it is? Yes, it is and maybe even worse.

What makes "Manos, the Hands of Fate" a bad movie is that it was made with no talent or imagination, quite sad to watch really. I don't know what is the worst; The acting, the script, the sets, the editing. The most likely answer is that it's all just simply plain bad. Especially the editing is the worst I have ever seen. Some scene's seem to be endless while nothing is shown at it at all and most of the time they don't even have anything to do with the movie. The movie is full with this long endless shots that are really about nothing, very boring to say the least.

The story is just laughable bad, if you asked me what it is about I think I can not even explain it. It's just about nothing and lot's of it makes no sense at all. It feels like someone is poking you in the brains with a stick. The movie is full with silly moments that makes you think; What the **** is that?

The actors are by far some of the worst ever. They show absolutely no talent or what so ever.

Then we come to the only good thing about the movie: Torgo. Oh boy what a character! I doubt it was intentional but this guy is absolutely hilarious with his strange ticks and movements. He alone makes this movie still watchable. He is a real classic.

I also must admit that I liked the ending a lot. I even found it surprising and shocking but a good ending can't save a bad movie.

Congratulations Hal Warren, you created one of the very worst movies of all time, you make an Ed Wood movie seem like a masterpiece.

A must see for bad movie lovers.

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