Ahh...horror comedies. Hello I am the movie encyclopedia and if no one else will see it, I will.
Idle hands is one of those movies that tries to be hip and funny but more or less ends up really scary. Thats not to say it doesnt have great lines, mostly due to the clever writing and comic genius Seth Green, but it has some really scary moments making this a bit of a bipolar horror movie.
Idle Hands is about Anton and his buddies. They are slacker, MTV watching, stoned out of there mind slackers who dont really do much and dont apply themselves in school. He has a crush on Jessica Alba (who doesnt) and has wonderful and caring parents. One day however there appears a weird string of murders and Antons parents are dead. Then Mick (Seth Green) and Pnub (Elden Henson) are killed off too. Who is this potential Michael Myers or Jason Vorahees? Anton. Anton's right hand is possesed by a demon (or the devil something like that) and he has no control over it. So what ensues is a dark comedy where he tries to keep his hand from killing people (doesnt work) and hiding his friends Mick and Pnub who are now zombies and dont want to go to heaven cuz its too far of a walk.
Its your average 90s teenager horror film but without the sex and over the top gore (its gory but meh in comparison to others). Its decent to watch and Seth Green is amazing in it. That and Robot Chicken parodied it so it must be awesome
MY VERDICT: RENT IT