The Hand (Stone, 1981)

I can imagine the producer’s meeting now. Okay Michael Caine, it’s going to be you vs. a prosthetic hand. I know you’re used to classier fare so it will be difficult, but you can do it. Now, Action! Ugh! What a sloppy effort from Oliver Stone. No originality in terms of horror aesthetics or even special effects, just mindless psycho babble and obvious symbolism. The Hand isn’t scary, or shocking, or engaging, but it is long and tedious. A slap to the face is even worse when it’s done by a clay palm.


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