In Fregley's version in Dog Days film,in the wilderness awareness he tells a campfirestory about the Muddy Hand. It is about an old woodsman who chops of his own hand by mistake while chopping wood in rain,his hand is the Muddy Hand.
The Muddy Hand looks just like an ordinary hand,the only notable difference is that the hand is quite dirty and has black spots that resemble mud, which is the reason why it's called the "Muddy Hand". It's also unknown how he kills its victim, it is most likely it either strangles the victims throat or any other body part.
- If the Muddy Hand was not in the book, the plot could have been very different, as Greg and/or Rowley, in specific scenes, would not have been scared and would not have taken the plot-defining actions (such as Rowley smashing Greg's hand with a hammer because he thought it was the Muddy Hand.)
- In the fim, Rodrick Rules the movie was not The Muddy Hand, but it was The Foot.
- In the film, Dog Days The Muddy Hand was not in a horror movie, but in a campfire story told by Fregley.