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!