Thursday, 21 February 2013

Idle Hands

"Idle Hands" (1999, Rodman Flender, Columbia Pictures) is another horror comedy (ok, so I like horror comedies!).

This time it's all about 3 stoner teens, Anton (Devon Sawa), Pnub (Elden Henson) and Mick (Seth Green) who do nothing all day but smoke, chat, eat and watch rubbish on TV.

Until, of course, Anton discovers on Halloween that his hand has become possessed and is killing everyone! He tries to find a way to stop it before it kills all 2 of his friends and that girl that he likes, Molly (Jessica Alba).

Gory, entertaining and dumb, "Idle Hands" isn't a clever film and doesn't try to be. The effects are fun, and while the humour isn't quite of "Evil Dead 2" calibre, it's still fun.

A fun 90s soundtrack includes Rob Zombie, Mötley Crüe and an appearance of The Offspring reminds you why you're watching this film; for fun. If you want a serious horror it isn't for you.

More of a humorous homage to the horror genre, "Idle Hands" should be taken with a pinch of salt and enjoyed for its base attractions: Seth Green, Jessica Alba, undead folk and killer hands. If you want more, I think you should go watch "Evil Dead".

[Image: Columbia Pictures]