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A 1999 horror comedy, starring Devon Sawa, Creator/SethGreen, and Creator/JessicaAlba in her feature film debut.

Anton Tobias is a typical lazy stoner. He lives a typical life in suburbia, complete with two pot smoking buddies, a crush on the cute girl, and life is generally good. Until his parents and various other people around town are murdered. The culprit? Anton's right hand.

The movie was a commercial flop, but has garnered a nice little [[CultClassic cult following]] in recent years.
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!!This film provides examples of:

* TheCameo: Dexter Holland, lead singer of Music/TheOffspring, as the singer of the band at the dance. Tom Delonge of {{Music/blink 182}} and {{Music/Angels And Airwaves}} fame was a drive-thru employee.
* ChainedToABed: When things are getting hot and heavy with Molly, Anton ties his own hand to the bed. He's doing it for her safety, but she thinks he's just being kinky.
* CoincidentalDodge: Happens several times.
* ConnectTheDeaths: They form a pentagram.
* ADateWithRosiePalms: Anton's theory about why his other hand didn't get possessed. It was never idle for long.
* DemonicPossession: What's happened to [[spoiler: Anton's hand]].
* DirtyCop: Two of them harass Anton until [[spoiler: he kills them]].
* DyingClue: [[spoiler: Anton]]'s name is half-written on the floor, close to where [[spoiler: his father was murdered]].
* DynamicEntry: How does Anton's evil hand make itself known at the dance? [[spoiler: By dropping from the ceiling and scalping the singer of the band]]
* EvilHand:...Duh. It turns into a [[HelpingHands Helping Hand]] after it's cut off.
* ExpressiveMask: When the hand disguises itself as a clown, it gets hit by a puff of stoner smoke, turning the clown face into a derpy look.
* {{Fanservice}}: Jessica Alba. Sexy angel costume. That's all that need be said.
** To say nothing of the car makeout session between Curtis and Tiffany. [[FanDisservice Too bad the hand wanted a piece of the action.]]
* GrievousBottleyHarm: Anton kills Mick by stabbing him in the head with a broken beer bottle. It remains wedged in when he comes back as a zombie.
* LifeOrLimbDecision: With his possessed hand trying to off him, Anton chops it off and traps it in the microwave.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Mick and Pnub unleash [[spoiler: Anton's trapped hand]] from the microwave while trying to fix themselves a snack.
* OffWithHisHead: How [[spoiler: Anton kills Pnub.]]
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: [[spoiler: Mick and Pnub]] act pretty much the same way dead as they did alive.
* ShoutOut: Don't tell me [[spoiler: Anton's severed hand]] moving about and killing people is reference to Evil Dead 2.
* TheSlacker: Anton at the start of the movie.
* TheStoner: Yes.
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