Your own opinion reflected in the way you experience a film. Mary turns evil and she goes to New Bethlehem, leaving a bloody trail after her. At least not in Amish circles. The shop's owner, Frank Neil Hamilton , tells him that the doll was custom-made for one of his clients, Bianca Linda Christian. Mary is made to strip in the church for Elder Beacon, and her butt is shown maybe it was a body double, but it was still a nude butt. One might think it's an Amish community, but none of the men have beards, so go figure. The next day, Trevor goes to the community and tells Mary one of his friends is also missing.
She is worried that she is the Devil's Hand. This is one for the diaper pail. She was the one who killed the others. I'm giving it 5 points for that. Christiansen with a screenplay by Karl Mueller. He takes her to hospital.
After every one of the children however Mary is killed, the executioner is uncovered to be Mary's mom Susan, who had been banished from the group. Their 18th birthday is approaching. It's a weak horror movie with a silly story. Production wise it is just fine. The movie plays with shadows and offers some good compositions. As it stands, it feels like hardly anything actually does happen.
Overall, a surprisingly good horror movie that deals with one of the scariest things of all, evil done in the name of God. All in all, The Devil's Hand is really one of those films that you will see once and then never give it a second thought. Before long the scythes are sharpened, torches fired up, and pitchforks raised. One by one, however, the girls are being systematically murdered by a mysterious cloaked knife-weilding individual. This is a tough one to dissect, because it's a well-made movie, and we enjoyed watching it for the most part, but it's so dull and uneventful, that we're not exactly sure why we kinda liked it to begin with. . It wasn't original, and the storyline wasn't especially intriguing.
The movie also features lots of shouting and scary stuff. Rick tells Frank he will deliver the doll to Bianca himself. It is under another name- Where the Devil Hides so maybe you will find it that way. As the prophecy stated that the remaining girls would be killed, Susan sought to ensure Mary would become the Devil's Hand, guaranteeing her survival. Jennifer Carpenter plays the disapproving Stepmother who goes through the entire film with a permanent scowl on her face; Colm Meaney plays the Town Elder who is bound and determined to stop Satan at all costs, and all he does is preach about it; and Rufus Sewell plays the kind and loving father of Mary, who just kind of exists to be a plot device.
In the Amish commune of New Bethlehem, in 1988, this is exactly what is happening, and that night the senior Elder Beacon, portrayed by the fine veteran actor Colm Meaney, fears the prophecy and wants to kill all six baby girls. I was surprised that it turned out to be a nasty little horror flick that kept me engaged throughout wondering how it would all turn out, right up to its' rather shocking and surprise ending. Their wedding goes beautifully, and they have a nice time on their honeymoon in Santo Domingo, except for that one night with the weird cab driver that took them to that underground nightclub, where they drank too much and woke up back in their hotel room. The protagonist, Rick Robert Alda, is dull and ineffectual, making it hard to believe that a witch with supernatural powers would choose him to seduce out of all the men in the world. Just the way you want it. But in the end, it disappoints. However she was not really why I kept interest, cause frankly she wasn't that great in this one.
As the rest of the girls come nearer to their eighteenth birthday celebration, they live with the relative, yet their activities are continually observed by the Elder Beacon. After one of Mary's friends is found murdered, Elder Beacon tells everyone that there is an evil presence in their community. Mary's pal, Ruth tries to talk to them and is shunned as a result. Animation and graphics is something worth to watch. I would have been done 20 minutes into it. I found that moral duality, as well as the unusual combination of a hooded killer and supernatural phenomena, moderately interesting, despite the general anemia suffered by this film.
Beacon tries to exorcise her but her father saves her. Music could have been better as somewhere it mismatched the theme. In a full movie remake made of 4 parts that are over 30 minutes long combined. The elders of an Amish-type community are in fear of an ancient evil prophecy coming true when six girls are all born at the same time. Verdict A spiritual combination of horror is quite enthralling to watch.