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Cult comedy horror Idle Hands set for a sequel?

January 20th, 2021 by Marc Comments


Well, I never expected to be writing this today…

It seems that Idle Hands, the quirky 1999 horror movie starring Final Destination’s Devon Sawa, Austin Powers’ Seth Green and Fantastic Four’s Jessica Alba may be… getting a sequel?!

Star Sawa took to Twitter last night and asked “Who’d watch an Idle Hands sequel?” and, well, here we are.

Now, this isn’t’ saying that the movie is set for a sequel but given the era we live in where reboots, remakes, reimaginings and sequels are king, a fun little horror like this could well be up for a second installment.

The original movie focused on Anton Tobias (Sawa) a stoner with zero life aspirations whose hand becomes possessed and leads the teenager on a killing spree including his best friends and on a mission to acquire the girl of his dreams.

It’s a movie that I watched more than I should have when it came out and it is a staple movie of that time… and has become another one of those movies that even though it’s not particularly good and not a great amount of people saw it, it has managed to acquire a passionate cult following.

And yes, the movie needs to be called The Devil’s Plaything if it happens.

So… have you seen the movie? Did you like it? Would you watch a sequel if it ever became an actual thing? Let me know your thoughts, gang…

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….