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DebbiesManos.com Announces New Book and Re-Uniting Legacy Cast of Manos:Hands of Fate for 50th Anniversary – and tribute to Tom Neyman
Fresh, inspiring guest for talk shows celebrates human-interest father/daughter love with tell-all book and Manos sequel, sharing anniversary with Rocky-Horror-Picture-Show, Star Trek, and Batman.
November 17, 2016, San Francisco, CA:
This week marks the 50th anniversary of the premier of Manos: The Hands of Fate, in El Paso, Texas, where unpaid cast members experienced public humiliation for a movie so bad it became “widely regarded as, quite simply, the worst movie ever made,” attests Entertainment Weekly. Wait, child star, Jackey Neyman Jones got paid. Jackey got a new bicycle and Shanka the Doberman got a fifty-pound bag of dog food.
Rumors long circulated that all cast and crew of Manos had mysteriously disappeared, possibly fueled by the real-life tragic suicide of John Reynolds/Torgo in 1966. Jackey has set the record straight! Jackey’s successful Kickstarter and support, for all things Manos, validates her path. Growing Up with Manos: The Hands of Fate, is Jackey’s tell-all book which also honors her family legacy. (She’s the only one willing to talk about it.) Don’t miss Chapter 10: The Film that Wouldn’t Die. “If you can’t be the best, make the most of the worst,” is Jackey’s take on her auspicious upbringing.
Recognizing the flawed beauty of Manos that resonates deep in the fervent fan base, Jackey also produced a redemption re-make film, Manos Returns, with her father, Tom Neyman, resurrecting The Master. Sadly, her father passed away on November 12,th just days from the anniversary of his cult classic film
The film and it’s poignant story remained unknown for many years. But an unusual door opened for Jackey Neyman Jones after MST3k aired the film in 1993 to a delighted, amused and horrified audience. MST3K critics explain, “This movie was like watching a trainwreck – we couldn’t bear to watch it but couldn’t look away….Manos became our standard by which all others were measured.” It has a 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Perhaps Frank Coniff, in Playboy says it best, “It seemed like it was maybe a crime against humanity, but you couldn’t be sure.”
Jackey’s future goals are to produce another movie and conduct interviews as an entertaining counter-balance to the upcoming awards season buzz: the sound bites are endless!
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C. J. Puffer
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