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Nov 6, 2007

Gotta hand it to the Film Club! Nyuk nyuk!

We all know by now that 1981 was a magical year for horror. After the Film Club successes of The Burning and Eyes of a Stranger, both from said magical year, I figure, why mess with a good thing? Let's keep the Film Club firmly ensconced in '81 for another go-round, shall we? It's time for...THE HAND!


Written and directed by Oliver Stone, starring Michael Caine, The Hand is a good old-fashioned yarn about a cartoonist who loses a hand in an auto accident, only to discover that his hand lives on and is totally homicidal. How can this movie NOT be the best movie ever? I mean come on. Says Stone about the props, "We had a crawling hand, a walking hand, a strangling hand. Each did something entirely different. They were really quite exciting."

I'll say! Bring on The Hand!

The film: The Hand
The due date: Monday, December 3

9 comments:

Theron said...

I've always liked this flick, though I never remember Stone made it. I wonder how he feels about this movie now. Oliver Stone as a horror director - sounds kinda funny, huh? I'm surprised it's not about a disembodied hand on the grassy knoll (yes, the second shooter is a hand)...that sounds like a killer flick!

Pierce said...

Finally my love for movies and my love for puns will come in handy! Ugh, ok sorry about that one. I can't believe I've never heard of this one. I mean come on, who doesn't love a good severed hand story?

Joseph Emmerth said...

I guess it was the "useless" hand that went on to direct the rest of his movies.

Theron said...

Oooh, Thing (from the Addams Family) is an assassin! Now THIS is a movie, people.

Bonnie said...

Dear God, how did I NOT know this movie existed? I must now seek out a copy. I second your assertion that there is no way this can't be the GREATEST movie ever. Ever since The Swarm, I find it necessary to seek out movies showcasing Michael Caine's insanity, and whether this movie is so-bad-it's-good or actually good, there's no way it can miss, right?

Goose said...

I remember when I first saw this movie. I was 12, and to a 12 year old it was oddly scary. Not so much now, but I was completely creeped out for days as a kid.
I cannot wait to see what all the fuss was about.

unkle lancifer said...

When I was little I thought a Giant hand lived under my bed. When I saw this movie as a kid I was kinda let down that the hand was only human size. I mean can't you just stomp on it? Now, knowing full well it's dimensions, I'm ready to give it another shot. I mean it is Micheal Cain's hand thats pretty scary at any size!

Mariana said...

Here's a terrific giant hand story:

http://soaressilva.wunderblogs.com/archives/023349.html

Antaeus Feldspar said...

Whatever the merits of this movie, it has to be better than Stone's Seizure!