Fun Size Review: The Hands of Orlac (1924)

A little bit of Austrian body horror as Conrad Veidt reunites with director Robert Wiene to tell the familiar tale of a man whose hands are replaced with those of a killer. Will the deadly digits force their new owner to kill?

Veidt is wonderful to see in the lead role but the picture’s meandering pace stops it just short of being one of the silent horror greats. Still, worth seeing for fans Veidt and anyone who wants to study the origins of horror.

How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.

It turns out it was all a scam to drive Veidt insane.

Read my full-length review here. I also cover the Hollywood remake Mad Love with Peter Lorre.

If it were a dessert it would be: Slow Cooker Gooey Chocolate Pudding Cake. Low and slow and definitely worth trying.

Availability: Released on DVD.


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