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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Idle Hands (1999) - Rodman Flender


Idle Hands is a dark horror/comedy. It's a good send off to the teen movies of the nineties. It features an almost timeless soundtrack and quintessential nineties cast all playing high-school students. The movie has tons of cameos and plays out in a really fun and unique tale. 

A demon that only possesses the laziest human being, has targeted a young stoner that just made the realization that all he does is watch TV all day with no ambition. The demon takes control of his hand and begins murdering people. Parents, Friends, Girls... errp. His hand has to be stopped.

If you want to have some fun this year then this is the movie to watch. This is more of a comedy movie in horror movie clothing. It brings you some really big laughs, and some really gory scenes. The movie does have its drawbacks. It is really unbelievable and cheesy, most of the time that is ironic so it is pretty funny. However, other times it is misleading and just cheesy. That comes in the form of poorly delivered lines and Hollywood physics.

I recommend this movie to anyone that wants to have a good time. If you are from Southern California or were going to High School in the nineties, you will definitely dig this movie. Also fans of the classic Hands of Orlac movies. This movie is just a retelling of that classic tale. Anyone that reads these reviews knows that this is one of my favorite story-lines 

Is this one of the last things that Devon Sawa was in? I haven't heard from him recently. Admittedly, I haven't looked him up either. The comedy pulled off well and the soundtrack takes me back. I love it.

That is some one-hit shit.

S!D

  • Filmed in the same neighborhood as Halloween.
  • The shirt that Dexter Holland of The Offspring is wearing in the dance scene is AFI, a Californian punk band who started out in 1991. 
  • Perhaps the reason behind the film's financial failure is due to the fact that it was released ten days following the Columbine High School massacre. 

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