The survivors are saved by the mysterious prophet, Short Bus Gus, who seemingly has the ability to control the beasts. He leads them into the sewers as they travel to the big city. Along ... See full summary »
Carl Anthony Payne II
Trapped in an isolated gas station by a voracious Splinter parasite that transforms its still-living victims into deadly hosts, a young couple and an escaped convict must find a way to work together to survive this primal terror.
In a remote bar, a newcomer advises the customers to seal the place up, as hungry monsters will soon attack them. The customers must quickly organize a strategy to defend themselves from the deadly creatures. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
One of several films that Harvey and Bob Weinstein took to their new production company, the Weinstein Co., after their separation from Miramax/Dimension Films in early 2005. See more »
Near the end of the film when the monster has crashed through the wall of the bar, the monster rips off his deer skull mask/helmet to show his true face. As soon as he tears the mask/helmet away, look carefully to the right of the screen. For a split second, you can see the black outline of a person standing beside it. This is revealed in the commentary. See more »
[Both peering outside through secret hatch door in the dark basement]
You know, you and I have a lot of similarities. Strong. Resolute...
You need to be quiet.
I'm sorry. I talk when I'm nervous.
It's just, it's been a while since someone's been horribly killed, and it seems like an opportune time for someone to be... well... offed.
What did I say? Shh.
Sorry. I'm done now.
[Hoisting himself out the hatch door]
Great men will tell of my bravery.
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After the credits start rolling we see what happens to Grandma. See more »
I just saw this at the first annual Fantastic Fest Film Festival in Austin, Texas and I liked it so much I felt compelled to write a review of it.
This is simply one of the best horror movies I have ever seen. I don't know much about film distribution, but it amazes and saddens me that this isn't in wide release ranking somewhere in the top 10 current films. Horror movies usually don't scare me, but this one genuinely did. It was also really funny, and the way the movie plays with character stereotypes had me guessing as to which character was going to get it next. There were moments when I was seriously shocked by the blatant violation of standard horror conventions. It takes real talent to play with clichés so effectively. Don't make the mistake of thinking this is a straight to video deal either, this is a well crafted and filmed movie. If you like genre films like Evil Dead, Tremors, or just like horror in general, you HAVE to check this one out, if you get a chance. Unfortunately, you may have to wait for DVD.
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