Manos: The Hands of Fate

Manos: The Hands of Fate ★★★½

Lynchian, Lovecraftian, legitimately scary and wholely original. BEGS for a remake, from Carpenter or Zombie, and one that preserves its gaping black backdrops and demonic, bottom frame bubbling reds. This deserves a much better rep. Much more here worthwhile than most films, honestly, a lot of it due to its misunderstanding of verisimilitude and traditional cinematic language. One of the best arguments against competence-first criticism I've ever seen. This is what punk cinema looks like.

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