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Needle (2010)

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A killer uses an 18th century machine with supernatural powers to terrorize students at a college.

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John V. Soto
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Credited cast:
Travis Fimmel ... Marcus Rutherford
Ben Mendelsohn ... Detective Meares
Michael Dorman ... Ben Rutherford
Nathaniel Buzolic ... Ryan
Jane Badler ... Professor Banyon
Jessica Marais ... Kandi
Tahyna MacManus ... Mary Matthews (as Tahyna Tozzi)
John Jarratt ... Paul the Coroner
Murray Bartlett ... Tony Martin
Trilby Glover ... Isabel Du Pont
Khan Chittenden ... Jed
Tahlia Norrish ... Student
Malcolm Kennard ... Detective Reddick
Chanel Marriott ... Lucy
Luke Carroll ... Nelson
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Storyline

After the death of his father, archaeology student Ben Rutherford inherits an 18th century mechanical device known as "Le Vaudo Mort". At a college party he flaunts the machine in front of a group of his closest friends and later discovers that the machine has a sinister past and may harbor supernatural powers. After class he returns to his dorm room to find that the contraption has been stolen. One by one, Ben's friends begin to die in strange and horrific circumstances. Now he must reunite with his estranged half-brother, Marcus, a forensic photographer, and delve deeper into their father's past to work out who is behind the grisly murders. As the terror mounts and the clues seem to suggest the unthinkable, a surprising twist will reveal the true identity of the killer... Written by Filmscope Entertainment

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Someone is killing the students at Saint Mary's College See more »


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Rated R for bloody horror and violence and language | See all certifications »

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References Dirty Harry (1971) See more »

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Highly Entertaining
22 February 2011 | by BradAMajorSee all my reviews

I happened to be in LA during Screamfest (really enjoyed the festival had a great atmosphere!). I tagged along with a group of friends who are die-hard horror/thriller fans, while myself I tend to steer away from the genre, mainly because it's a genre that has seen it all.

But I found Needle to be highly enjoyable, a device that allows a killer to kill their victims without physically killing them is a highly refreshing concept.

While I would of loved to have something more in the deaths (after the first two dying similar deaths) it still captivated me as I tried to work out who was picking apart this group of friends and why (I genuinely didn't pick the killer till the reveal at the end).

The cinematography was fantastic and was surprised to learn that it was actually a horror film produced entirely in Australia. Well worth seeing, can't wait to take my girlfriend to it and watch her squirm at the deaths! ☺


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 July 2011 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$259,185
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Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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