Lightning Entertainment is doing its best to fill out its horror catalogue with the acquisition of John V. Soto’s thriller Needle.
Though no specific DVD release date has been set yet, we did manage to catch a glimpse of the early art for the film, which stars Michael Dorman, Trilby Glover, Tahyna Tozzi, Jessica Marais, Travis Fimmel, and John Jarrat.
Dig the art to your right and the plot crunch below.
“Ben Rutherford, a young college student, inherits a small antique machine known as “La Vaudou Mort” from his late father’s estate. He shows the mysterious machine off to a group of his close friends, who are suitably impressed, but he returns to his dorm room one day to find that the machine has gone missing! He suspects that one of his friends has stolen it, but who? The next day his estranged older brother, Marcus, a forensic photographer, turns up with some terrible news – Ben’s best friend, Ryan, has been gruesomely killed, ripped apart from the inside by some unexplainable force…
Professor Banyon, Ben’s archaeology teacher, informs him that La Vaudou Mort was built in the 1800’s by a man known only as “Rubinstein”, a brilliant but disturbed engineer who was a devout follower of the occult. He reveals that the machine was created as a tool for revenge, supposedly harnessing the supernatural powers of voodoo. It’s not long before more of his friends start being dispatched one-by-one by an unseen and vengeful killer. As the body count grows, Ben must reunite with Marcus in a race to uncover the killer’s motivation and identity before they, too, become victims!”
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