In a world where Santa Claus Conquers the Martians has been mounted as a play by middle school students, should we be surprised that the folks at Seattle's Odd Duck Studio have turned one of our favorite regional films into a puppet show? Those of you in the Pacific Northwest have the opportunity to see Harold P. Warren's hypnotically dreary El Paso film Manos: The Hands of Fate re-imagined as Manos: The Hands of Felt from April 1-16 at 10:30 pm.
The show is presented by Puppet This, a Seattle-based puppet production company, and Eclectic Theater Company.
You can check out the event's Facebook page here. You can find even more info at the Puppet This site. You can also read our previous Manos musings here.
The Dead Next Door is a blog about regional or "backyard" horror and science fiction films made from the late 1950s to the earlyl 1990s (and beyond). These films were released during the peak years of independent film production, created by a motley crew of seasoned pros, gifted amateurs, and enthusiastic genre fans, along with dozens of eccentric dreamers -- doctors, lawyers, insurance salesmen, publishers, commercial filmmakers, TV production crews and moonlighting pornographers -- all looking for their big break or a fast buck or both.