Hand of Death (1962)


A scientist (John Agar) experimenting with nerve gas accidentally infects himself and soon he’s able to kill with the very touch of his hand. As days go on he also starts to form into a burned up monster. This film has gotten a lot of attention over the past several months since AMC started showing it in regular rotation. Most critics bash the movie but in my opinion this is one of the best “B” movies from the era. This certainly didn’t deserve any Oscars but for a “B” movie it’s damn entertaining from start to finish. There are plenty of campy moments but there’s also some very nice cinematography and the look of the monster is brilliant.