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Manos: The Hands of Fate is a 1966 American independent no-budget supernatural folk horror film written, directed, produced by Harold P. Warren. It stars Tom Neyman, John Reynolds, Diane Mahree and Harold P. Warren. The film follows a family getting lost during their vacation road trip through the Texas desert and becoming stranded at the lodge of a polygynous pagan cult led by the Master who decides their fate.

The film was notably mocked in Mystery Science Theater 3000.


A family gets lost on the road and stumbles upon a hidden, underground, devil-worshiping cult led by the fearsome Master and his servant Torgo.


The 16mm Bell & Howell camera is wound by hand with up to 32 seconds of footage, creating many unresolved editing problems. Rather than using location sync sound recording, all sound effects and dialogue were overdubbed in post-production, with dubbing being done in Dallas Texas. Very few of the on-screen actors dubbed their own audio as they were likely unavailable. The only actors to re-voice their own lines were Harold P. Warren, Diane Adelson, Tom Neyman, and William Bryan Jennings. The rest of the voices were done by a single man and woman, one of which is said to be Warren's wife Norma.


Image Character Original Actor Dub Actor
Michael Manos Michael Harold P. Warren
Margerat Manos Margerat Diane Adelson
Debbie Manos Debbie Jackey Neyman Jones TBA
The Master Manos The Master Tom Neyman
Torgo Manos Torgo John Reynolds TBA
The Master's Wife 1 Manos
The Master's Wife 2 Manos
The Master's Wife 3 Manos
The Master's Wife 4 Manos
The Master's Wife 5 Manos
The Master's Wife 6 Manos
The Master's Wives Stephanie Nielson
Sherry Proctor
Robin Redd
Bettie Burns
Pat Coburn
Pat Sullivan
Cops Manos Cops William Bryan Jennings
George Cavender
William Bryan Jennings
Teenagers Manos Teenage Boy Bernie Rosenblum TBA
Teenage Girl Joyce Molleur TBA
Girls in Convertible Manos Girls in Convertible Jay Hall
Lelaine Hansard


  • John Reynolds was part of the trip to Dallas for the dubbing but it is unclear if he did his own voice.

Video Releases[]

Distributor Year Format Region Country
Alpha Video 2003 DVD 1
United States United States
Synapse Films 2015

The Mystery Science Theater 3000 riffed version of the film was released on DVD in 2001 and was included as part of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 Essentials DVD collection in 2004.

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