The Hands of Orlac (1924)

Robert Wiene directs Conrad Veidt, Alexandra Sorina and Fritz Kortner in this silent horror where an injured pianist is given an emergency transplant but then discovers that his new hands used to belong to a murderer.

Starts out all action. The chaos and carnage of a train wreckage. This is a really pacy atmospheric sequence. The more traditional horror that follows is creepy but a little creaky. Certain sequences are given a little too much rope for very little reward. But again, if I had the opportunity to watch this on the big screen with no distractions the score might be higher.


Check out my wife Natalie’s Point Horror blog

We also do a podcast together called The Worst Movies We Own. It is available on Spotify or here

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.