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Prepare Yourself for 'Manos: The Hands of Felt'

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Though it's generally regarded as one of the worst films of all time, we here at FEARnet have a certain fondness for the 1966 b-movie Manos:The Hands of Fate. So I'm thrilled to discover that someone has made both a live puppet show version of the film and a live puppet show version of the making of this crap classic. After the jump, check out two clips from Manos: The Hands of Felt.

Thanks to Topless Robot for drawing my attention to Manos: The Hands of Felt. The show originally ran for two weeks last April at Seattle's Odd Duck Studio, and was brought out of retriement for the city's Bumbershoot Festival last fall. Here's how the show's Facebook page describes it...

The hands behind "The Knights of Nowhere" return with the story of Harold P. Warren, a man with a dream. A dream of filming a low budget horror film. But time is running out for Hal. Will uncooperative puppet actors, an ill-fated wrong turn and an evil cult spell his doom?

Inspired by "Manos – The Hands of Fate," Mystery Science Theater 3000, and the story behind "Manos", MANOS – THE HANDS OF FELT features characters, scenes and songs from the original movie, cut with a healthy dose of puppet mayhem.

Adapted by Rachel Jackson and Directed by Bob Koerner, MANOS – THE HANDS OF FELT features puppeteers: Sann Hall, Rachel Jackson, Michael Robles, Jenny Schmidt, Paul Velasquez and Elizabeth Westermann. Choreography by Kendra Hayes, Music Adaptation by Michael White Hayes.

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