While visiting the set of his son's favourite action hero's new movie, a father comes into possession of an action figure of the actor that has become a voodoo doll. How far will the father go to win his distant son's affection?
Synopsis:Brian is a struggling novelist who is also trying to raise his eight year old son Owen on his own. His ex-wife Marla, a successful writer, left with no apparent interest in caring for their son. This forces Brian to work a swing shift until he can get his writing career in gear. Trying his best to care for his son and work enough to support the two of them, Brian finds quality time with Owen is often spent at the movies, especially watching the boy’s favourite action movie star, Tony Praxis.
Realizing that working such irregular hours is straining the relationship between him and his son, Brian arranges a weekend road trip to a nearby town where Tony Praxis is shooting the sequel to his wildly successful film “Voodoo Man”. Praxis has arrived on the set unhappy to be doing the movie at all, insisting he has award-winning acting in him just waiting for the right script. Even though he butts heads with the director, and has one of the lead actors and voodoo experts fired, the producers put up with his childish attitude for the marketability of his name.
Brian and Owen arrive late at night and drive by the set to check it out. When Owen spots his action hero alone outside his trailer, he begs Brian to go and get him an autograph. Already feeling like he often disappoints his son by not being around to do things for him, Brian approaches the action star and unwittingly sets in motion a chain of events that take both men on a wild ride.
Praxis scoffs at the autograph request, citing a policy that requires he charge a fee, and is ready to send Brian back to his son looking like a failure again. Before Brian leaves, though, he is taken aback by the sight of Marla, working as the movie’s writer, emerging from Praxis’ trailer to see what the commotion is. Despite the awkwardness that the situation will obviously bring, Brian will not change his plans of staying around with Owen for the weekend.
The next day, very strange things start happening to Praxis. While getting ready to shoot the first scenes, he suffers inexplicable injuries that cause him serious pain, yet disappear as mysteriously as they arrive. With Marla gone to the hospital to accompany Praxis, Brian is mistaken for her assistant, and finds himself in a position to make some changes to the script. He takes full advantage and uses the movie to send messages to his son, who is clearly excited about the possibility of living with his mother and Praxis instead of with Brian.
As the injuries to Praxis and the possibility of Brian losing his son both become stronger, the mystery of Praxis’ strange mishaps begins to unravel. Through an action figure that Brian was carrying when Praxis turned down his autograph request, he seems to be able to inflict harm upon the action star. If it’s true that Brian holds a voodoo doll that can control the fate of Praxis, he must decide how far he is willing to go to ensure that his son goes back home with him again.