MANOS RETURNS PART OF DESTINY CITY FREAKYCON VI AND THE GRAND CINEMA’S WEIRD ELEPHANT SERIES
What: Manos Returns
When: May 26 at 11pm
Where: The Grand Cinema
606 South Fawcett Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402
“…fifty years waiting for a sequel to Manos: The Hands Of Fate has been unbearable.” – Mike Vanderbilt, AV Club
Tacoma, WA: The Grand Cinema is partnering with Destiny City Comics to screen the long-anticipated follow up to Manos The Hands of Fate, Manos Returns, Saturday, May 26 at 11pm.
Part of Destiny City Freakycon IV, Manos Returns producers Jackey Neyman Jones (Debbie in the original Manos), award-winning Seattle filmmaker Tonjia Atomic (Plain Devil, Hobo with a Trashcan), award-winning Oregon filmmaker Joe Sherlock (Drifter, Beyond the Wall of Fear), and Seattle artist Rachel Jackson (Manos – The Hands of Felt, José and The Hawk) will be on-hand at Tacoma’s mini-horror con during the day, before screening the film as part of the Weird Elephant series in the evening.
A sequel to the cult classic Manos The Hands of Fate, Manos Returns focuses on a group of hapless travelers who get lost on a road trip and stumble into the sinister world of Valley Lodge. Manos – The Hands of Fate premiered in 1966, was immortalized by Mystery Science Theatre 3000, and is considered by many to be the worst movie of all time. Directed by Atomic, Manos Returns takes place 50 years after the action of Manos – The Hands of Fate. Four friends get lost on a road trip and stumble on a hidden cult lead by the sinister Master and his servant Torgo. As they try to escape, they are caught up in the power struggle between Debbie (given to Manos as a child 50 years ago), her mother Maggie, and the other souls twisted by their time serving the dark god.
The Manos Returns legacy cast features Neyman Jones (Debbie), Tom Neyman (The Master) and Diane Mahree Rystad (Maggie) reprising their roles from the original, plus Bryan Jennings, the son of Manos cast member William Bryan Jennings, taking over his father’s role as The Sheriff. They are joined by newcomers Danielle Daggerty (Clara), Christina Pezzo (Nicki), Nuria Aguilar (Pat), Christopher Barnes (Jay) and Steven Shields as Torgo.
Principle photography for Manos Returns took place in Falls City, Oregon in July 2016, after raising production funds via a successful Kickstarter campaign earlier that year. Manos Returns premiered as part of the Crypticon Seattle 2018 Film festival.