Artful Conception #13: Hands from the Grave

What image is more synonymous with the horror genre than hands emerging from the grave? Exactly how many times Tales from the Crypt and its ilk used this theme is anybody's guess.  My favorite use in movies is probably the last few seconds of Carrie.  I'd be interested to hear any of your favorite examples.
Bellow are two mosaics of the Hand from the Grave theme pulled from comics, paperbacks, mags and movie posters. Click to enlarge. Enjoy!


  1. Awesome pics, and a great choice for #13!

  2. Oh great. You gave away the ending of Carrie. Guess I won't bother to watch it now.

    Didn't the Thriller video you recently talked about also use this?

  3. I love the ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS one, (aka Fulci's ZOMBI 2) because there is a blazing sun above the cemetery and not a moon. Which is just how it happens in the movie.

  4. This reminds me of the opening of Chiller that used to scare the crap out of me as a kid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ux3laLkueZk

  5. PS- notice the hand has six fingers...