Reel Nightmare Films has acquired the US rights to the Italian horror film The Laplace’s Demon, and will be distributing it to VOD platforms later this month.

Few flicks in the horror genre grapple with philosophical and existential questions, but The Laplace’s Demon is all about the nature of free will and the questioning of its existence.

A team of university researchers has pulled off the impossible: they’ve managed to break a glass and predict exactly how many pieces it would shatter into — before it happened. An unknown and mysterious professor is intrigued by their findings, and invites the team to his secluded mansion….where they find chess pawns, representing themselves, mimicking their movements inside a model of the mansion. Does the professor know more than they do…and did he predict everything they’re about to do?

The Laplace’s Demon stars Silvano Bertolin, Ferdinando D’Urbano, Duccio Giulivi, Carlotta Mazzoncini, Simone Moscato, Walter Smorti, Simone Valeri, and Alessandro Zonfrilli. The film was written by Bertolin, D’Urbano and Giulivi, and Giordiano Giulivi served as director.

We would tell you to consider watching The Laplace’s Demon when it appears February 22, but….we won’t waste our breath because it’s actually inevitable you will.

A glass in free fall. Have you ever thought if it is possible to calculate into how many pieces it can break into? After numerous experiments, a team of researchers succeeds in doing just this apparently impossible task. Attracted to their experiment, a mysterious professor invites the scientists in his isolated mansion to know more about their studies. However, when they arrive, they are not greeted by their host but they are faced with a strange model of the mansion, in which some absolutely normal but incredible actions are acted. The researchers will soon understand to be involved in a new experiment in which they’ll have to play a very different role than usual: that of the glass in free fall.