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As far as we can see it seems the cast is a good mix or original actors:  irreplaceable Tom Neyman as The Master, Diane Mahree as Maggie (I had no idea she was still around) and Jackie Raye Newman as Debbie (of course) joined by Bryan Jennings (aka the son of the original’s Sheriff Williams Bryan Jennings) and also the new addition: Nuria Aguilar , Danielle Daggerty, Christopher Barnes and Christina Pezzo as Nicki.


Now, make it or break it moment of the casting is the replacement for Torgo (as original actor John Reynolds tragically died before the movie come out in 1966). For this crucial role they picked Nebraska born- LA based actor Steven Shields (from the award winning short film “The God Chair”) who as far as I’m concerned really looks the part. “I am extremely grateful for this opportunity to bring Torgo to the screen” he stated. I for one can’t wait to see Torgo back in action.


2017 and Manos Returns can’t come soon enough!


Jackey Neyman Jones (Debbie) confirmed that the shooting of Manos Returns has officially commenced and they already shot the first scenes with (her real life father)The Master himself- Tom Neyman!

Jackey recently reconnected with her heritage by writing a book Growing up with Manos: The Hands of Fate and following it up by making cool Manos Returns t shirts and art cards that resulted in enough funds to start up the the production of  Manos Returns film. As far as we can hear they will also fallowed it up by a Kickstarter campaign early in 2016 (so keep your eyes open)!


Jackie acts as a producer (and we hope an actor too) and  is accompanied by a veteran B-movie crew consisting of writer/ editor Steve Folly, director Tonija Atomic, DP Joe Sherlock (Skullface Astronaut) with Racher Jackson (Manos Hands of Felt fame) acting as a manager.

Manos poster

Hopefully we’ll see the return of as many of original actors as possible  (unfortunately John Reynolds aka Torgo committed suicide shortly before the original movie premiered in 1966).

If all goes according to plan we will see Manos Returns just in time for the 50th anniversary of the original. Now, that would really be something!


*you can find Manos Return official facebook page right here.