Jump Scares In Idle Hands (1999)

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

Director: Rodman Flender

Runtime: 92 minutes

MPAA Rating: R

IMDb: 6.2/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 16%

Netflix (US): No

Jump Scares:  10 (0 major, 10 minor)

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

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

Jump Scare Times

3:13 – Anton’s mother looks up in bed and sees writing on the ceiling causing her to scream.

5:07 – The cat jumps onto the bed and yowls, startling Anton’s mother.

6:17 – Accompanied by a loud sound effect, the camera cuts to a close up of two bodies with Jack-o’-lantern heads.

7:08 – A hand grabs Anton’s mother and pulls her under the bed.

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

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

24:37 – Mick and Knub surprise Anton.

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

1:15:56 – The hand suddenly grabs the head of the band’s singer.

1:19:46 – The hand grabs Tanya.

Download a .srt file of the jump scares in Idle Hands [more info].