• Idle Hands (1999)

Idle Hands

Release Date: 1999

DVD Release Date: August 31st, 1999

R |1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary

When slacker teen Anton Tobias (Devon Sawa) has his right hand possessed by a demonic force, he finds that his life gets a lot more interesting. While Anton himself is an amiable guy, his hand proves to be an appendage of death, killing his two best buddies, Pnub (Elden Henson) and Mick (Seth Green), who return to life as wisecracking zombies. In addition to murdering those closest to him, Anton's evil hand significantly hinders his chances with lovely neighbor Molly (Jessica Alba).

Cast: Devon Sawa, Seth Green, Elden Henson, Jessica Alba, Christopher Hart, Vivica A. Fox, Jack Noseworthy, Katie Wright

Director: Rodman Flender

Genres: Horror

Production Co: Team Todd, Columbia Pictures, TriStar Pictures

Keywords: Best friend, Love interest, Father, Friendship, Mother, Madcap, Cheeky, 1990s, Murder

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Exhibiting high spirits and a crazed comic energy. It doesn't quite work, but it goes down swinging--with a disembodied hand. show more

  • 38
    Jack MathewsNew York Daily News

    Ill-timed "Hands" has a very limited grasp of comedy.

  • 38
    Liam LaceyThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    This briefly inspired bit of surreality quickly descends into gratuitous bondage, mayhem and dumb humour, marking the usual progression from mildly absurd premise to gratingly idiotic conclusion. show more

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