La mano de un hombre muerto

Synopsis: When violent crime strikes a tiny hamlet, the townsfolk suspect the distant relative of a sadistic 17th century baron who cursed the village.
95 min


Here, take this. Calm down!

I hate Sundays.

- Go on in, you stupid-

- Okay, I'm going.

- Hi, Theo.

- Good evening, Margaret.

What's happening?

- Nothing good.

- Come on, tell me!

My personal assistant.

I'm the brain. He's the machine!

What a machine!

Not very modern.

Hanzel, don't help yourself to that.

You know

it's the most expensive stuff.

I know, but it's the best.

There you go. You deserve it.

It's very lively in there, eh?

They sing a lot

but don't spend much!

- And the boss?

- She's happy today.

It's been a long time

since I saw her like this.

- Wait for me here.

- Why?

You look like a beggar!

Hi, Hanzel.

Has Margaret paid you?

No, Miss Lida, but I'm in no rush.

I'm giving her a loan.

- Have you had a drink?

- Without your permission, not yet.

- Go ahead.

- Thanks!

You're a funny rascal, you are!

And you're gorgeous!

Can't you see

you're disturbing the doctor?

No, not at all.

It's not disturbing him, see?

I wonder how you can work

with all that noise.

You get used to it.

Besides, I prefer not to be alone.

I like the sound of young people

around me.

He's talking about me.

Listen, these articles you've been writing

for the last three months...

is it true what I've heard

about them?

What have you heard?

They say it's a very gloomy story

about ghosts.

With plenty of vampires

and big birds.

Not exactly, but kind of.

It's fascinating!

I could tell you things that would make

your blood run cold in your veins...

and I'm not kidding!

Unbelievable, but true!

He's heard everything.

He's a smart guy, you know!

Go on then, tell me.

Have you heard of Von Klaus?

The baron?

I know him, yeah.

He lives six or seven miles from here.

That's right.

It's a damp, swampy area...

in the middle of nowhere,

full of quagmires...

where thousands of bats

fly around every night.

That's where the current baron rules.

I mean the other one,

the one who died 500 years ago.

I didn't know that one.

I'm a bit too young.

Don't make jokes.

I'm talking about the first baron.

Centuries ago,

he was the lord of this land.

One day, he and his men

decided to kidnap a young girl.

She later died

from the atrocities they committed.

The father called down curses

upon the torturer...

and his lost soul now wanders

about till the end of time.

Not long afterwards,

the baron disappeared...

in the stagnant waters

surrounding the castle.

People claim he died...

but I know he didn't.

He often appears over the ponds

in the middle of the night.

His ghost comes from

the depths of the swamps...

and he comes to kill sadistically.

I say it because I know it.

Yes, it's true.

I've seen his shadow.

I haven't heard of crimes

here in this area.

I've seen the mutilated bodies,

the torn flesh of three poor young girls.

It's been a long time,

probably fifty years ago.

You must have been very young.

Yes,just a kid.

I'll never forget what I saw.

Baron Von Klaus, the father

of the current baron, was accused.

What is certain is

that the spirit of the murderer...

has been reincarnated

in his descendants.

It's a good horror story,

but a bit too fantastic.

That's not all.

Every time a young woman was sacrificed,

the same signs occurred.

There were blasts of wind...

and wild animals came down out

of the mountains towards the village.

The moon disappeared three times...

and dreadful screams

were heard in the forest.

You're about to see that I'm not lying.

Tonight, the signs have started

to manifest as before.

There are the same omens.

I know the killer

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Jesús Franco

Jess Franco (born Jesús Franco Manera; 12 May 1930 – 2 April 2013) was a Spanish filmmaker, composer, and actor, best known for his stylish exploitation films, directing around 160 feature films. more…

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