Our Sincere Thanks

A most sincere thank you to the city of El Paso for their tremendous hospitality towards Jackey Neyman Jones and myself this weekend! Only a matter of feet away from where the film had premiered 46 years ago, over 300 people of all ages came out for our ‘Manos‘ event… a few even in costume. I was as happy as anyone to hear that Jackey’s many great stories from the set will soon find their way into a book.

One of the many, many highlights of the evening was meeting people who had actually attended the legendary original screening in 1966. It was a tremendous compliment to hear from one such person that the restoration, even unfinished, was looking better than the film ever had in its original release.

Portrait of the Master

“It looks so sinister.”

“Must be the master himself!”

“Oh Mike, I’m scared. He has the meanest look… and that dog…”

“I’d hate to run up on him in the dark, or even in the light for that matter!”

“Sinister… sinister isn’t descriptive enough!

“Honey, we’ll leave in the morning and soon this place will be forgotten.”

“Forgotten! I’ll never forget.”