Jump Scares in Idle Hands (1999)

Idle Hands (1999) screenshot
Idle Hands (1999) screenshot
Idle Hands (1999) screenshot
Idle Hands (1999) screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 10 jump scares in Idle Hands, which has a jump scare rating of 3.0.

Jump Scare Rating: Some minor jump scares, particularly in the first 25 minutes however most are well telegraphed and lack much build up tension.

Synopsis: Anton, a slacker who has been drifting through life, suddenly finds that his hand has developed a mind of its own.

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Jump Scares: 10 (10 minor)

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: R

Director: Rodman Flender

Runtime: 92 minutes

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Comedy, Possession

WARNING: The jump scare descriptions listed below may contain minor spoilers

Jump Scare Times

00:03:13 – Anton’s mother looks up in bed and sees writing on the ceiling causing her to scream.

00:05:07 – The cat jumps onto the bed and yowls, startling Anton’s mother.

00:06:17 – Accompanied by a loud sound effect, the camera cuts to a close up of two bodies with Jack-o’-lantern heads.

00:07:08 – A hand grabs Anton’s mother and pulls her under the bed.

00:17:43 – Anton is suddenly tackled by two policemen.

00:23:12 – The silhouette of a figure appears on the other side of a window.

00:24:37 – Mick and Knub surprise Anton.

00:40:58 – A hand bursts out of the ground and grabs Anton.

01:15:56 – The hand suddenly grabs the head of the band’s singer.

01:19:46 – The hand grabs Tanya.

Watch with subtitles that warn you about jump scares! Download the .srt file of the jump scares in Idle Hands. [More info]

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