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16 Reasons Why "Idle Hands" Is An Awesome Movie

It has a little bit of everything — and is full of '90s awesomeness!

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1. Devon Sawa

It has Devon Sawa as Anton, owner of the possessed hand. Even better, it has '90s Devon Sawa, who is by far the best Devon Sawa.
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It has Devon Sawa as Anton, owner of the possessed hand. Even better, it has '90s Devon Sawa, who is by far the best Devon Sawa.

2. Devon Sawa's Acting

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This might be his best acting, and certainly the most physical comedy he's done. We almost believe he has no control over his right hand.

3. The Hand

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The Hand is just all kinds of fucked up and creepy. It continues to kill even after Anton cuts it off. All of the "hand"-iwork was done by Christopher Hart, the man behind Thing in the '90s take of The Addams Family.

4. Slackers/Stoners

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Slackers/stoners were big in the '90s. In this case, being a slacker leads to Anton's hand becoming possessed.

5. Seth Green

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Seth Green, a key component in '90s teen film, is in top form as Mick, best friend turned zombie.

6. Elden Henson (aka That Guy From The Mighty Ducks)

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Elden Henson plays Anton's headless zombified friend, Pnub. He is also the winner of having the most fun name to say. You may recognize him as Fulton Reed from The Mighty Ducks.

7. Jessica Alba

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Jessica Alba plays Molly, Anton's object of desire. She is a biker chick and a poet. Very '90s cool.

8. Vivica A. Fox as a Badass

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Vivica A. Fox plays Debi, a druidic high priestess on a mission to find and destroy the murderous hand. She is by far the toughest character in the movie. Girl Power, indeed.

9. Man's Best Friend

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This is not only a story of a man and his right hand, it is also a story of a man and his dog. When Anton is scared at the beginning of the film, his trusty dog is there with him all the way.

10. '90s Music

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The soundtrack is full of awesome '90s music, including a bloody cameo by none other than The Offspring.

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Speaking of musical cameos, Tom Delonge from Blink-182 shows up as a drive-thru employee. There is also a cameo by Ricky Martin as a background teenager.

11. It's Ridiculous

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...in the best way possible. You've got to love a movie that provides scenes like this one.

12. It's Funny

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Idle Hands is genuinely funny.

13. It's Gory

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The blood and gore is over the top in a way that allows it to be darkly funny instead of just gross.

14. It's Creepy

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Admit it: this would creep you out IRL. (Fun fact: Anton's mother is played by Connie Ray, who played the mother on The Torkelson's, a '90s Disney Channel show.)

15. Marijuana Saves the Day

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Like any good stoner movie, marijuana, while being part of the problem, is also part of the solution. Yes, the hand gets high somehow, which ultimately leads to its demise.

16. A Lesson

Like any good cheesy movie, they even say the title! This line is pretty much the movie in a nutshell. So, keep busy! (But if a murderous spirit DOES possess your hand, marijuana and a druidic priestess just may save the day.)
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Like any good cheesy movie, they even say the title! This line is pretty much the movie in a nutshell. So, keep busy! (But if a murderous spirit DOES possess your hand, marijuana and a druidic priestess just may save the day.)

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