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Splinter (Blu-ray)

Released on 30 March 2009

Featuring: Shea Whigham, Paulo Costanzo & Jill Wagner

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: 18 years & over

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When a parasitic Splinter that turns living people into lethal killers is unleashed on the population, it's up to the ill-matched team of a couple and an escaped convict to fight for survival.
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 Average rating (6 reviews)

 Something' Out There Waiting For Us, We're All Going To Die!

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This movie is unlikely to make anyone's Top 10 list, but it is definitely one of the more entertaining horror films I've seen in the last couple of years. There have been so many appalling horror movies put out recently that it was refreshing to genuinely enjoy one from start to finish.

Of the number of remarkable successes that define Splinter, the most refreshing is the acting. Not to say that films of this genre are never associated with competent actors, but in this case not only has first time director Toby Wilkins managed to solicit some talent that beg to ask the question. . .Why have these people not appeared in other movies? . . . but is able to quite convincingly develop the story with just four main actors.

The premise is simple, as we find Polly (Jill Wagner) and Seth (Paulo Costanzo) on an anniversary vacation to the great outdoors, where they quickly abort a disastrous attempt in setting up the campsite. They mutually agree to call it quits and rent a motel room, which they agree, has to be dilapidated to offset their failed wilderness adventure. While on route to the motel, they stop to help an apparently stranded woman Lacey (Rachel Kerbs) a drug addict, who is in reality a distraction for the aggressive and violent Dennis (Shea Whingham), catching the adventurous campers off guard, so he is able to carjack the unsuspecting couple.

Taking Polly and Seth hostage, their fortunes continue to deteriorate after they strike a mysterious creature on the road, damaging the car and deflating a tyre. Quickly changing the wheel, they struggle to a nearby gas station where they soon find out that the thing they hit is not a woodland creature, but a spiked sea urchin formulation, a slimy parasitic contaminant that absorbs and kills whatever it touches. The survivors barricade themselves inside the gas station and try to deduce a plan to escape the hostile creature.

There is a cornucopia of gore in Splinter, which never seems excessive or vile
and certainly provides the fear, notably a mutilation scene that puts the
Hostel movies to shame. All the characters are interesting and intelligent
people who use their wits and brains to try to save their lives and do not
just scream and panic. The movie is tense and gory and does not drag for a
second. Special effects are middle-of-the-road but sufficient. So to conclude,
I am not a huge horror fan but I gave this film a chance and was not disappointed.

 A new breed of horror!

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Splinter is a very welcome addition to the dwindling list of good horror movies! From the outset the film establishes a foothold in the imagination! Creating characters that you will simultaneously love and hate. The premise is one of the most original, however it's execution is a tried and tested affair, displaying formulas from movies like The Thing and Dawn of the Dead. The main strength of this film is the cast, all of which play their respective roles with flair and honesty. The effects are wonderful, and the story unfolds at an easy pace. A wonderful addition to the horror genre
that really stands out!

 Really good Horror Flick

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I thought about this one, as there were already loads of Horror movies out there which were cheesy, and I did at first think this would follow the same path. But after watching, this was a good small movie, with something completly different, yet still in the same vein as films such as the Thing. Better than most big blockbusters

 Just boring and bad

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Very boring and overlong, which is quite an achievement at 1 h 22 min. The monster looks ridiculous, the actors are completely uninspired, the cameraman is on speed and the screenwriter is nowhere to be seen.
The movie is not scary, not funny (not even unintentional) and not thrilling or gripping i any way.
Waste of time and money!

 £7 bargin for an evenings entertainment

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Bought this dvd to watch with my partner for a quiet night in. Bargin price does not reflect the quality of this film!! Yes, it is very low budget and no big special effects but the film still managed to keep us interested right up until the end.
good little bargin to fill a dull evening.

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ActorsShea Whigham, Paulo Costanzo, Jill Wagner, Charles Baker, Rachel Kerbs & Laurel Whitsett
DirectorToby Wilkins
Certificate18 years and over
Year2008
LanguagesEnglish - Dolby Digital (5.1)
SubtitlesEnglish for the hearing impaired
Duration1 hour and 22 minutes (approx)