The thinking hand

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Put the kettle on, sit back and relax while I tell you the strange story of the hands that have a will of their own. As daft as it may sound, this is a frequent motif in horror stories and even in crime fiction.

In the cinema it goes right back to Orlacs Hände (The Hands of Orlac), an Austrian silent film from 1924. It’s based on French author Maurice Renard’s novel, and its plot goes something like this…
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