- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 32 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 31, 1999
- Originally Released: 1999
- Label: Sony Pictures
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 - English
- Dolby Digital Surround 5.1 - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Featurette: Making Of
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
- Deleted Scenes: With Introducution and Commentary by Rodman Flender
- Audio Commentary:
- Rodman Flender - Director
- Seth Green - Star
- Cast Members
- Biographies: Cast
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Sight and Sound - 06/01/2000
"...Likable....An awfully funny gambit..."
Box Office - 06/01/1999
"...[A] gory giddiness....It's enough fun to while away your idle time..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 04/30/1999
"...IDLE HANDS samples other teen horror movies like a video DJ with a tape deck, exhibiting high spirits and crazed comic energy..."
Total Film - 08/01/2000
"...It's a seriously fun Frankenstein's monster bolted together from bits of EVIL DEAD 2, SCREAM and TV's BUFFY..."
Anton is a teenage stoner who, one Halloween season, realizes two days after the fact that his parents have been beheaded. He is even more disturbed to learn that the culprit may be his recently demon-possessed hand. With the help of some fellow young drug abusers, some sharp objects (used to disembody several body parts), and a demon hunter (Viveca A. Fox), he may possibly restore some normalcy to his life.