The Hand is a 1981 psychological horror film written and directed by Oliver Stone, based on the novel The Lizard's Tail by Marc Brandell and a remake of the 1946 film The Beast with Five Fingers. The film stars Michael Caine and Andrea Marcovicci. Caine plays Jon Lansdale, a comic book artist who loses his hand, which in turn takes on a murderous life of its own. The original film score is by James Horner, in one of his earliest projects. Despite its lackluster release, it became a cult film due to its elements of psychological horror (which was later exercised in Jacob's Ladder, The Uninvited and the Silent Hill games) as well as Caine's only performance as a deranged amputee victim in contrast to his more heroic and sane roles in other films, which resulted Warner Bros. releasing the movie on DVD on September 25, 2007.