As bad movies go, "Manos: The Hands of Fate" has everything.
It has a bad script, worse editing, and characters that beg to be made fun of.
So, it seems fitting that a perplexing film which Entertainment Weekly deemed "the worst movie ever made" should have a sequel.
Gene Snitsky, a former WWE wrestler, will star in the sequel.
"It's going to be called 'Manos: The Search for Valley Lodge.' We're slated to shoot in El Paso, Texas, in early 2011," Snitsky told the Pottsville (Penn.) Republican Herald newspaper this past weekend. The sequel is expected to be released in 2013.
Jackey Raye Newman Jones and Bernie Rosenblum, who both appeared in the original, will appear in the sequel, according to www.torgolives.com, a Website devoted to "Manos: The Hands of Fate."
No other details of the sequel have been released.
"Manos: The Hands of Fate" is a 1966 movie filmed in El Paso and the surrounding area that toiled in obscurity for decades until "Mystery Science Theater 3000" and its wisecracking cast made the film bearable with their jokes.
The film has gained a cult following since its appearance on "Mystery Science Theater 3000," spawning several stage adaptations and even a documentary on the film.
Torgo, the satyr whipping boy of the master in the film, has become a YouTube sensation with music remixes featuring him.