Germany | 1924 | 95 min | 14A
The original murderous hands possession story (released decades prior to that Simpsons Treehouse of Horror with Snake!), THE HANDS OF ORLAC is a German Expressionist classic. Featuring the face of the movement, Conrad Veidt and the direction of Robert Wiene—both of THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI fame—THE HANDS OF ORLAC is a macabre masterwork that serves as a forerunner to the body horror genre.
Preying on the popular fear of surgical transplants, THE HANDS OF ORLAC is a testament to the body’s connection to the horror genre. Potent and empathetic, this is classic Veidt x Wiene and truly a chilling example of the German Expressionist thriller! – ALICIA FLETCHER
Director: Robert Wiene
Cast: Conrad Veidt, Alexandra Sorina
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