Episode 1 ~ Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966)

In this inaugural episode, Jay McDowell and Kevin Schumm talk about Manos: The Hands of Fate. And as much as the discussion could be about the movie, what makes this very terrible production even remotely interesting is the story behind the story. During the production, and at the premiere, there were things going on behind the scenes, that under ordinary circumstances with a regular film production, probably would never have happened.

Descend with us as we offer up our first foray into discussions of the B-movies, those rare gems (some not so much) that you’ll still find playing at 3am on your local independent TV channel, or at the drive-in as part of a creature feature double bill, or sitting on your shelf among the VHS copies of the movies you won’t admit you like…



Jay McDowell

Jay McDowell is a walking vault of completely useless knowledge & trivia (great for a game of Trivial Pursuit, lousy in a zombie apocalypse). He saw a certain movie set in a galaxy far, far away in the theatre at the age of five & never looked back, pop culturally speaking. He watches an unhealthy amount of truly atrocious sci-fi & horror B-movies (he watched ‘Manos’: The Hands of Fate with his new bride on their honeymoon; inexplicably, she’s still with him). Episodic television was ruined for him by Lost. He thinks pizza is Nature’s perfect food, encompassing all five food groups (meat, dairy, grains, vegetables & grease) in every bite.

One thought on “Enter the BOMB SHELTER to Talk MANOS: THE HANDS OF FATE!

  • February 14, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    Congrats on your inaugural podcast for the Bomb Shelter. Lots of facts I did not know, and a few I can’t believe! You started talking Plan Nine at the same time I was thinking it.


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