After his dad dies, Ben Rutherford receives an antique mechanical box called “Le Vaudou Mort” that according to his teacher, Professor Banyon, was used in the 18th century during spectacle and illusionist shows. After a party with some of his friends, he returns to his dorm to find out a day later that the box has disappeared. When his friends begin to die in extremely strange circumstances, Ben and his brother start a search to find who’s using the box’ deadly powers before it’s too late.
Sound and Vision:
We get decent image and sound quality that’s above average for a direct-to-video release but unfortunately, the technical specs are about the best this movie has to offer.
Needle is one of many teen horror movies about a bunch of teenagers getting slaughtered in the most ridiculous ways. I Know What You Did Last Summer, Scream, Final Destination, Nightmare on Elm Street, … there’s tons of this type of movies that have gone before Needle and did a better job.
The gore level is quite good but the acting isn’t and the storyline is as shallow, boring and uninspired as it can be. The plot barely hangs together and the attempts to make everyone the possible killer fail miserably.
Needle is a low budget gory horror movie that fails on just about every aspect and as such can easily be left laying around on store shelves.