Sunday, October 28, 2012

Idle Hands (1999)

Idle Hands (USA, 1999) - Color, Director(s): Rodman Flender
MPAA Rating: R
[UK: 18]
Approx. 90 min.

Z-rating: 5 out of 5 stars for laugh out loud horror hilarity!

Cheese Factor: 3 out of 5 stars for stupid fun cheesiness

Time for a fun movie, this is an oldie but goodie. Idle Hands is one of those movies that I can watch over and over again. Part Horror movie that almost feels like a Slasher film at some moments, part stoner film, part teen scream with a young and sexy Jessica Alba, and all Comedy!!!

A lazy stoner kid named Anton (Devon Sawa who later stars in Final Destination) and his two stoner friends like to hang out and get stoned. (He uses a modified inhaler as a pipe!) Anton's parents are murdered and when they finally discover the bodies, all the evidence points to Anton being the killer. As it turns out, his hand is possessed and it proceeds to kill his two best friends too. Anton has a crush on the girl across the street (Alba) and inadvertently gets her involved in all this too. The hand wants a soul to take back to Hell and when Anton foolishly cuts his hand off thinking it'll solve the problem, the hand is free to go on a killing spree and roam about in search of the soul it wants. Meanwhile, a bad ass Druid high priestess (Vivica A. Fox) is hunting down the demon that possessed Anton's hand, she's the only one with the weapon to stop the hand.

This movie is lots of fun and recommended for anyone who has to entertain for people who aren't hardcore horror fans. Also good to play at party or something. Even more fun when you have a bong to pass around while watching this movie...

Nudity: There's one scene with nudity that clearly sticks out in my mind. The rest of the scenes are just them talking about sex or making references to it. 

Gore: Not bad in the gore department. More than I expected. Seth Green gets stabbed in the head with a glass bottle and I think you can head the liquid slosh around inside. Definitely more than I expected from a Horror/Comedy

Awesome: Totally! I think this movie is absolutely hilarious and like to watch it every now and then. Stoner humor with a lot of references and things to look at in the background. The Offspring are playing at the dance, there's Rob Zombie's Dragula music video is playing on TV in one scene, and they're watching the original Dawn of the Dead in another.