“Manos” The Soundtrack of Fate


Now available, free to download, is the soundtrack to Manos: The Hands of Fate.

This should provide a good idea of the way the restoration sounds, though the EQ has been rebalanced here for easier listening. While it will never be a perfectly crisp listening experience, it’s miles better than the excessively damaged and noise-reduced audio of the public domain version.  As voices and sound effects could not always be removed without causing hiccups in the audio, we decided it was best that the soundtrack be released for free under Creative Commons. It’s also my hope that releasing it will bring us closer to finding out what happened to Russ Huddleston and Robert Smith, who are credited for the soundtrack and about whom very little is known.

Special thanks to Derek Singer for compiling and editing this soundtrack, and Cory Fujimori for his skillful audio restoration work.