Manos: The Hands Of Fate: The Play

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Diane Mahree - April 12, 1940 - December 30, 2007

I just wanted to write a few words about my mother, Diane Mahree. My Mom was one in a million, a very well respected and proud woman, with good values who was dedicated to her family and loved life.

Most people on the Web will remember her as the character Margaret in the cult classic film Manos the Hands of Fate. While many laughed at aspects of this film, I always felt her performance was the redeeming quality, and that she brought tenderness to what many said was just a "B-Movie" role.

The outpouring of support from fans of Manos and of the show Mystery Science Theater has been tremendous. I wish Mom was around to see how many fans have sent flowers and given well wishes to my family. Thank You for keeping us in our thoughts. We appreciate everything you've done. Mom would be proud.

Ruth Mahree Fletcher
January 5 2008

and what, Thursday, 7 February 2008 20:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

Sad news -- RIP.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 7 February 2008 20:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

:( RIP

latebloomer, Thursday, 7 February 2008 20:11 (nine years ago) Permalink

She was the mother? RIP.

Casuistry, Thursday, 7 February 2008 22:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
three years pass...

i find the film strangely comforting to watch when i am feeling distressed about stuff. something about michael's constant barking, the jazzy soundtrack, the long pauses and stilted dialogue...

dell (del), Wednesday, 7 September 2011 02:51 (six years ago) Permalink

Yeah, even the MST3K version of this is very tranquilizing to me.

Gus Van Sant's Gerry Blank (Eric H.), Wednesday, 7 September 2011 03:00 (six years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

Manos...The iPad App of Fate

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 19:56 (five years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

Meanwhile, John McCain’s best friend for life, wee Sen. Lindsey Graham, is joining in, playing, as ever, the Torgo to McCain’s Master. He is joining in the filibuster threats and making sure that everyone knows that he blames Barack Obama for the attack in Benghazi.

ghost rider ftw

mookieproof, Friday, 16 November 2012 04:35 (four years ago) Permalink

Haha amazing.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 16 November 2012 05:30 (four years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

Announcing a brand new compilation that's looking for submissions... Manos: The Remix of Fate! Recently, Benjamin Solovey found a pristine work-print of the infamous bad film and has restored it for upcoming release on Blu-Ray and DVD. He also put up the soundtrack for free (pay what you wish) download on Bandcamp and the Free Music Archive under a BY-NC-SA license, which includes music cues and dialogue.

Happy Puppy Records would like to celebrate this release by asking the Creative Commons music community to download the soundtrack and remix it! Any genre, any style... just no explicit adult material please. By submitting, you agree to license your track under the same BY-NC-SA license. If you include outside samples in your remix, please ensure they are of a similar sharable license.

Send your remix via dropbox, wetransfer, soundcloud or email if it's less than 25 mbs. 320 Mp3s or FLACs only. Deadline for entries is October 1, 2013 so we can have it ready for Halloween, which will please the Master!

mookieproof, Wednesday, 3 July 2013 05:07 (four years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

Seriously can't wait. It's both an absurd and wonderful thing that this has come about. I wish they'd found the original audio tracks as such (music separate from voiceovers/Foley) but let's face it, hearing it that muffled way is part of the whole damn charm.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 16 July 2015 17:24 (two years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

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