We all have our favorite “bad” movies that we enjoy. Hell, I hold two events a year dedicated to these kind of movies. For years, Ed Wood’s Plan 9 From Outer Space was regarded as the worst film ever made, but I know from personally experiences that not to be true. But there is one title that seems to have risen to the top and is one that is brought up the most when talking about the top turkey! And that film would be Harold P. Warren’s 1966 epic film Manos: The Hands of Fate. A film of this caliper has to have its stories and now you can learn more about this film than you probably ever wanted to!
Growing Up With Manos: The Hands of Fate: How I Was the Child Star of the Worst Movie Ever Made, And Lived to Tell the Story was written by Jackey Neyman Jones, who played the character of Debbie in the film and has all the stories behind it. You will learn of the behind-the-scenes tales of this bizarre little film that has gone on to have a cult status, such as the bet the director made with a TV producer that “anyone could make a movie” to the tragic suicide of actor John Reynolds, who played Torgo, and all the other little historical facts about this strange movie. Hell…they even have the forward written by Joel Hodgson!
Co-written with Laura Mazzuca Troops, BearManor Media is releasing this title upon the world in both a softcover ($14.95) and hardcover ($24.95) versions that will be available soon. You can always check out their website HERE for all the latest details on this book, as well as the many other great titles they offer.