When a rich relative takes an unexpected nose-dive off the roof, Graham (Leigh Lawson) finds himself unexpectedly inheriting an expensive art collection. Picking through the artefacts, Graham and his girlfriend Sarah (Angela Bruce) come across an African “fetish” -- a doll you can use to hurt your enemies -- and, immediately taken with the creepy curio, Sarah christens the fearsome-looking little fella “Charlie Boy”.
Unfortunately, the next day, Graham's luck changes for the worst when he gets callously screwed out of a new business venture by the other investors. Fuelled by a drunk and angry Graham’s pain and frustration Charlie Boy begins offing his would-of-been business partners one-by-one in a variety of fun and inventive ways in the order they appear in the last photograph taken of them together.
A slice of voodoo doll-y proto ‘Final Destination’, ‘Charlie Boy’ is full of excellent nasty accidents, including an all-time great set-up for a kill that will put you off horse-jumping for life. And by the way, have you set the ‘Hammer House of Horror’ theme tune as your ringtone yet?