Saturday, January 24, 2015

Hands of a Stranger (1962)

An American horror by Newt Arnold.
A concert pianist is in a car accident and his hands are badly damaged. The doctor replaces them with the hands of a killer.
Hands hands hands hands. It was the most commonly used word in the film. The simple plot and shallow characters did not make for an interesting viewing. Although technically sound, with proper exposure of video and no editing mistakes, I was not impressed. The soundtrack was mostly piano music, which was appropriate for the emphasis on the pianist's hands and mental breakdown. The carnival scene was the only interesting part, as they made the happy carnival seem menacing through creative camera angles, editing and a cacophony of music. I rate this poor. You may not want to watch it.

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