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  • The Worst Film Ever Made?

    Yup; I'm still at it. I saw this on MST 3000 and it is easily the worst film I have ever seen.

    Manos The Hands of Fate: The Worst Movie Ever Made.



    This is one of my favorite list on Wikipedia: The Worst Movies Ever, which details movies that "have achieved a significant level of infamy through critical and popular consensus as being among the worst films ever made." Oh, yeah!

    Of particular significance is this film, called "Manos" The Hands of Fate (1966), made by an El Paso fertilizer salesman Hal Warren [wiki], who made the film on a bet.


    Dalton Ross of Entertainment Weekly wrote an in-depth yet entertaining article on why Manos The Hands of Fate sucks the big one:
    During the conversation, Warren boasted that making a movie wasn’t so hard. Anybody could make a movie. Heck, even he could make one. Warren bet Silliphant that he could take a film all the way from conception to completion. Tellingly, the first outline for his master script was written right then and there on napkins. The story was standard B-grade horror — family (husband Michael, wife Margaret, and daughter Debbie) gets lost en route to a vacation and stumbles upon a horrifying fate. Less standard, however, was a half-man, half-goat character named Torgo, or the mysterious cult leader known simply as the Master who walked around sporting a robe with giant red hands on it. Perhaps the film’s first sign of ineptitude was the title itself, Manos: The Hands of Fate, which translates a tad redundantly to Hands: The Hands of Fate.
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  • #2
    I saw that episode and there are better episodes of MST3000, but that movie looked awful.

    Worst movie I ever saw has to be Mr. Deeds. It's the only movie I ever walked out on. I finally made myself watched it and then decided to punch myself as a gift for doing that to myself. What a piece of utter garbage.

    Stan

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    • #3
      I have a friend who was Manos for Halloween. It may have been a bad movie, but it was one of the best COSTUMES ever made.

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      • #4
        Ha ha...Manos...you think thats a bad flick?

        Lemme get behind a camera...doll up Lyn,Suzi,Kelly,Ally,eh...Stan,..umm..Jana....and have 'em all be streetwalkers in fishnets...in my much discussed,but never made... A Fistula Full Of Dollars....a Ripper Western@


        I will make Ed Wood Jr. look like Hitchcock. I will set film makin' back to the Stone Age.

        Nobody comes close to mediocrity like I do,so just send some cash....and let me do the rest.

        Think about it at least....
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        Contact Howard@jtrforums.com

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        • #5
          One of the worst movies I ever saw was Phantasm IV.

          What made it even worse is that the other three were awesome, but the fourth was just a complete mess.
          "The Men who were not the Man who was not Jack the Ripper!"

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          • #6
            Worst film ever made?
            Pick any of the Pink Panther movies produced after Peter Sellers' death. They're all equally shocking....which is sad, because the ones that did have Peter Sellers in them are among the funniest films ever made.

            Cheers,
            Adam.

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            • #7
              I don't know about "worst movie ever made", but I saw "Smoking Aces" last night, and boy was it bad!
              "The Men who were not the Man who was not Jack the Ripper!"

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              • #8
                Sadly the star of this movie just died, Gregory Walcott, but it must rank as one of the worse movies. Some scenes are laugh out loud funny.



                http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-en...-10128828.html

                http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052077/?ref_=nv_sr_1

                You can see it here.

                https://archive.org/details/Plan_9_f...ter_Space_1959

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                • #9
                  I haven't seen the film but two of the best film names of the last 50 years combined to make "The Hand" (1981) starring Michael Caine and directed by Oliver Stone, his directorial debut for a major studio. Which proves that even the best in the business can make stinkers now and again.

                  http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1009131-hand/
                  Christopher T. George, Lyricist & Co-Author, "Jack the Musical"
                  https://www.facebook.com/JackTheMusical/ Hear sample song at https://tinyurl.com/y8h4envx.

                  Organizer, RipperCon #JacktheRipper-#True Crime Conferences, April 2016 and 2018.
                  Hear RipperCon 2016 & 2018 talks at http://www.casebook.org/podcast/.

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                  • #10
                    I reviewed a book about Vampira in the current Ripperologist. An up and down life if ever there was one. Plan 9 was one of a bunch of lousy films she made, although Plan 9 is now a cinema-filling classic.

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                    • #11
                      Does anyone know the film which contains a scene where two officers are conversing on the bridge of a 20th century ship? The acting is painfully slow and stiff. They used to show the clip a lot in the days when the public were being alerted to the existence of Plan 9 and other gems.

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                      • #12
                        Worst movie of all time? The Room

                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-cMpS6W6l0

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                        • #13


                          Poster for Shotgun Wedding, 1963.
                          Christopher T. George, Lyricist & Co-Author, "Jack the Musical"
                          https://www.facebook.com/JackTheMusical/ Hear sample song at https://tinyurl.com/y8h4envx.

                          Organizer, RipperCon #JacktheRipper-#True Crime Conferences, April 2016 and 2018.
                          Hear RipperCon 2016 & 2018 talks at http://www.casebook.org/podcast/.

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                          • #14
                            couz

                            Hello Chris. Was the original title, "I married my cousin"? (heh-heh)

                            Cheers.
                            LC

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                            • #15
                              On this thread, String and Paul spoke of the movie Plan 9 From Outer Space. That film was shown last night on the Turner Classic Movies network, and I saw it for the first time.

                              This movie was so bad that it was hilarious. The budget for the film must have been pocket change. They tried to film scenes in what was supposed to be a commercial airplane cockpit, and the stewardess would enter the cockpit by coming through what looked like a shower curtain.

                              Bela Lugosi was in the movie for a couple of scenes at the start, but the actor sadly passed away before they could complete the filming. Instead of re-filming Bela's scenes by using another actor, they decided to leave his few scenes in the movie. Then they got somebody else to play Bela's character for the remainder of the film. They picked some guy who didn't look much like Bela at all. He tried to cover his own face throughout the show in the hopes that nobody would notice that he wasn't Bela Lugosi.

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