The Frida Cinema

Orange County's Year-Round Film Festival

Manos: The Hands of Fate

Manos The Hands of Fate poster

Kicking off our brand new WTF Wednesdays series is Manos: The Hands of Fate, newly restored by American Genre Film Archive!

Mike (Harold P. Warren) and Maggie (Diane Mahree) are on a road trip with their daughter and family dog but take a wrong turn and wind up at a lodge inhabited by a polygamous pagan cult. The family finds themselves in the middle of a power struggle between caretaker Torgo (John Reynolds), cult leader The Master (Tom Neyman), and two warring factions of the Master’s wives. An absurdist masterpiece, this otherworldly experience has been lovingly restored by Ben Solovey from the original 16mm film elements.

Described as “atrocious on every level” by some film critics, Manos is the perfect way to start out a new line of weird and wonderful movies every second Wednesday of the month!


Manos: The Hands of Fate
Manos: The Hands of Fate.