Manos: The Hands Of Fate (1966)

In “If You Can’t Say Something Nice,” I take a work of “art” that is widely (and justifiably) scorned and try to see the bright side of things.


Ah, “Manos.” Possibly the platonic* ideal of a bad movie. “Plan 9 From Outer Space” was long regarded as the worst movie ever made and it isn’t even close to that. “Plan 9” has a charming lack of cynicism to it. It is exactly itself, with no hint of an apology.

It also has the best acting from a Swedish ex-wrestler I’ve ever seen!

But, Manos…

On the other hand, stop the lazy judging and read this synopsis:

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