It's fair to say that during September and certainly October, in the build-up to Halloween, horror films dominate movie theatres. People expect that. However, it seems that one horror film adaptation slipped through this season's cracks. Level Ground Arts presents Manos: The Hands of Fate starting Friday, just in time for the, err, holiday season. This theatrical adaptation of the 1966 film of the same name is lauded for its bad acting, directing, editing...basically each and every artistic element you can imagine. The man responsible for the film, Harold P. Warren, was a fertilizer salesman from El Paso whose blatant lack of experience in the film industry (and in filmmaking) is to blame for the shoddy production. Yet the poor quality of the film is exactly why it has reached cult status and will be immortalized on KD Studios' stage in the coming weeks. Manos plays at 10:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights through December 18. Tickets are $10 to $20. Call 214-630-5491 or visit levelgroundarts.com.
Fridays, Saturdays, 10:15 p.m. Starts: Dec. 3. Continues through Dec. 18, 2010