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Splintered -- Debut feature from director Simeon Halligan. Splintered is a stylish award winning  teen horror with a psychological twist! Teenage Sophie is obsessed with the unexplained. When she discovers something is hunting and killing livestock and now people, her
Splintered -- Debut feature from director Simeon Halligan. Splintered is a stylish award winning  teen horror with a psychological twist! Teenage Sophie is obsessed with the unexplained. When she discovers something is hunting and killing livestock and now people, her
Splintered -- Debut feature from director Simeon Halligan. Splintered is a stylish award winning  teen horror with a psychological twist! Teenage Sophie is obsessed with the unexplained. When she discovers something is hunting and killing livestock and now people, her

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This film is a U.K movie about Sophie and her group of friends who go on a trip to an area of Wales... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Horror Channel’s Horror Bites – July Edition
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Interview with Simeon Halligan about Grimmfest.
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Splintered (2010)
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Stephen Walters ... Gavin / Vincent (as Stephen Martin Walters)

Holly Weston ... Sophie

Sacha Dhawan ... Sam
Sadie Pickering ... Jane

Jonathan Readwin ... Dean

Sol Heras ... John
Colin Tierney ... Father Thomas
James Roach ... The Creature
Benedict Relton ... Sophie's Father
David Bowen ... Father Jacob
Holly Messenger ... Young Sophie
Aaron Ross ... Young Gavin
Dominic Holmes ... Young Vincent
Chris Jack ... Police Officer
Nathan Doyle ... Police Officer
Paul Sullivan ... Paramedic
Matthew Murphy ... Paramedic
Tom Roberts ... Stephen Worsley

Jace Desay ... News Reporter
David Duckworth ... Praying Boy 1
Alexander Hill ... Praying Boy 2
Nigel Somerfield ... Praying Boy 3
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jane Drury ... News Reporter
Julie Glover ... Sophie's Mother
Stephen Worsley ... Paramedic
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Directed by
Simeon Halligan 
 
Writing credits
Stephen Trimingham (screenplay) &
Simeon Halligan (screenplay)

Mat Archer 

Produced by
Jeff Barber .... associate producer
David Koller .... associate producer
Matthew Machin .... associate producer
Sarada McDermott .... co-producer
Clive Parsons .... executive producer
Rachel Richardson-Jones .... producer
 
Original Music by
Richard Bodgers 
 
Cinematography by
Michael Costelloe (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Tom Grimshaw 
Celia Haining 
 
Casting by
Michelle Smith 
 
Production Design by
Paul Kondras 
 
Art Direction by
Dave Powell 
Tony Rooney 
Dan Taylor 
 
Costume Design by
Scott Langridge 
 
Makeup Department
Stephen Dee .... prosthetics designer
Kate Heney .... additional makeup assistant
Rebecca Lloyd .... makeup artist
Darren Longthorne .... prosthetics designer
Kathryn Newsome .... makeup trainee
Claire Osler .... additional makeup assistant
Emma Rohan .... makeup work experience
Helen Whincup .... additional makeup assistant
Angela Williams .... hair designer
Angela Williams .... makeup designer
 
Production Management
Sarada McDermott .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Andy Kitching .... second assistant director
Fiona Pegram .... third assistant director
Clare Shepherd .... first assistant director (as Claire Shepherd)
Terry McShane .... additional assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Phil Botting .... additional construction chippy
David Caterall .... additional construction chippy
Freddy Duran-Jorda .... dressing props (as Fred Duran-Jorda)
Louise Hines .... props hand
Barry Renshaw .... storyboard artist
Mason Rooney .... additional construction hand
Daniel Wharton .... props hand
Antony Wright .... props hand
Tony Rooney .... property master (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Andy Clarke .... sound trainee (as Andrew Clarke)
Sally Hasketh .... sound effects editor
Gareth Hemes .... sound technician
Paul Hickey .... sound technician
Nick Johnson .... sound effects editor
Mark Scourfield .... sound recordist: epk
Alan Sheldon .... post-production sound
Alan Sheldon .... sound designer
Caroline Singh .... sound trainee
Gareth Hemes .... boom operator (uncredited)
Ryan McMurray .... sound trainee (dailies) (uncredited)
Alan Sheldon .... sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Scott McIntyre .... special effects supervisor (as Scott Macintyre)
 
Visual Effects by
Sam Crothers .... visual effects producer
Vanessa Cutt .... visual effects coordinator
Christina Harrison .... visual effects artist
Nick Harrison .... cg artist
Ben Haworth .... visual effects compositor
Ben Haworth .... visual effects supervisor
Matt King .... lead cg artist
Andrew Li .... match mover
Shirley Sarker .... matte painter
 
Stunts
Abbi Collins .... stunt coordinator
Amy Costelloe .... stunt double: Sophie
Ray Nicholas .... stunt performer
James Roach .... action double: Vincent
Marcus White .... stunt performer
Thomas Woods .... stunt double: Father Thomas
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kerry Arthur .... additional camera assistant
Alice Berkeley .... additional camera assistant
Thomas Beswick .... additional lighting trainee
Grenville Charles .... still photographer
Mark Davenport .... first assistant camera
Emma Friend .... assistant camera
Ric Hallworth .... electrician trainee (as Richard Hallworth)
Laurie Jeffery .... additional photography
Tobin Jones .... assistant camera
Jameel Kazmi .... electrician trainee
Joe MacDonald .... best boy (as Joe Macdonald)
Danny Mendieta .... assistant camera
Julius Ogden .... assistant camera
Ben Oliver .... focus puller
Dave Powell .... still photographer
Mark Rickett .... gaffer
Stephen Rosimus .... camera trainee
Chris Sarginson .... electrician (as Christopher Sarginson)
Greg Smith .... camera operator: epk
Andrew Swarbrick .... still photographer
Martin Talbot .... camera operator: epk
Ian Thraves .... still photographer
Emilio Vidarte .... camera trainee
Anthony Ward .... grip
Thomas Beswick .... assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
Danny Mendieta .... second second assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Andrea Layfield .... casting assistant: Northern casting
Loren Mclaughlan .... casting runner (as Loren Mclaughlin)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Caroline Harris .... wardrobe supervisor
Nikki Lloyd .... additional costume assistant
Rebecca Salisbury-Moss .... wardrobe assistant (as Rebecca Salisbury Moss)
Scott Langridge .... costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Ali Awad .... first assistant editor
 
Transportation Department
Alan Evans .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Ben Arslanian .... production accountant
Christopher Barr .... property manager: St. Joseph's College
Adrian Basford .... additional medic
Bledar Bujupi .... data wrangler
Pauline Christopher .... script supervisor
Lisa Corkill .... production coordinator
Hugh Dawber .... property manager: St. Joseph's College
Leanne Fairbrother .... production runner
John Fillingham .... health and safety advisor: Anchor Training
Matthew Gallagher .... negative checker: All Clear Films
Simon Garner .... additional medic
Rosalind Gildea .... additional script supervisor
Paul Gordon .... data wrangler
Diane Hutchinson .... post script services
Clifford McDermott .... security: St. Joseph's College
Laura Moore .... base runner
Gareth Townley .... property manager: St. Joseph's College
Thomas Woods .... location manager
Tuce Zenginkinet .... additional data wrangler
 
Thanks
Ann Alexander .... this film would not have been possible without the support of
John Bate .... this film would not have been possible without the support of
Nigel Bennett .... this film would not have been possible without the support of
Mark Bower .... this film would not have been possible without the support of
Lisa Brookes .... special thanks
Suzie Bunn .... special thanks
Chris Burgess .... this film would not have been possible without the support of
Roger V. Burton .... this film would not have been possible without the support of (as Roger Burton)
Rosina Carbone .... special thanks
Julie Carson .... this film would not have been possible without the support of
Michael Clavell-Bate .... this film would not have been possible without the support of (as Michael Clavel Bate)
Gillian Clayton .... special thanks
James Clayton .... special thanks
Rosie Collier .... special thanks
Richard Crackles .... this film would not have been possible without the support of
Paul Crolley .... this film would not have been possible without the support of
Frank Daiyan .... this film would not have been possible without the support of
Andrew Davies .... this film would not have been possible without the support of
Alan Dempsey .... this film would not have been possible without the support of
Tim Edwards .... this film would not have been possible without the support of
Jason Furnival .... special thanks
Eileen Gartside .... special thanks
Mark Getliffe .... this film would not have been possible without the support of
Simon Goodchild .... this film would not have been possible without the support of
John Gregory .... this film would not have been possible without the support of
Mike Healy .... this film would not have been possible without the support of
Richard Heggie .... this film would not have been possible without the support of
Diane Hill .... this film would not have been possible without the support of
Margaret Hope .... this film would not have been possible without the support of
Mariam Hussain .... special thanks
Jonathan Jackson .... special thanks
John Kazar .... this film would not have been possible without the support of
Rebecca Keenan .... special thanks
Paul Lawton .... this film would not have been possible without the support of
Stephen Lundy .... special thanks
Giles Maynard Connor .... this film would not have been possible without the support of
Sarah McCall .... special thanks
John McMuldroch .... this film would not have been possible without the support of
Dominique Molloy .... special thanks
Tony Mooney .... special thanks
Lisa Morley .... special thanks
Rachel Mozley .... special thanks
Matthew Murphy .... this film would not have been possible without the support of
Neeraj Pathak .... this film would not have been possible without the support of
Andrew Patrick .... special thanks
Jean Pickering .... special thanks
Stuart Pickering .... special thanks (as Stewart Pickering)
John Pugh .... this film would not have been possible without the support of
Colin Rigby .... this film would not have been possible without the support of
Cybelle Rowbottom .... special thanks
Jeff Salkeld .... this film would not have been possible without the support of
Adam Smith .... special thanks
Daniel Stevenson .... this film would not have been possible without the support of
Marcia Tankle .... special thanks
Anne Taylor .... this film would not have been possible without the support of
Neil Topping .... this film would not have been possible without the support of
Ric Traynor .... this film would not have been possible without the support of
Dawn Trimingham .... special thanks
David Twigge .... this film would not have been possible without the support of
Edward Twigge .... this film would not have been possible without the support of
James Twigge .... this film would not have been possible without the support of
Michael Twigge .... this film would not have been possible without the support of
David Unwin .... this film would not have been possible without the support of
Gerry Vose .... special thanks
Bill Wheale .... this film would not have been possible without the support of
 

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15 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
Splintered - Solid thrills, a great look and some interesting ideas, 1 December 2009
Author: filmrant from United Kingdom

Saw this at the Grimm Up North! festival in Manchester, here are my thoughts...

Splintered sets its focus on Sophie (Holly Weston), a troubled young girl haunted by the abuse she suffered as a child and harbouring a deep fascination with the unexplained. In the hope of satiating her obsession with the latter, our heroine instigates a trip to the Welsh countryside with four friends, aimed at tracking down the legendary Beast of Bodmin. It seems the mythical creature – often thought to be a large wildcat or fox – has caught the public's attention once more thanks to a spate of attacks on livestock and one local farmer. It is an opportunity Sophie has decided is not to be missed and, armed with a video camera and a case of beer, the group head off into the woods. However, they soon uncover much more than they bargained for, with the female lead falling foul of a mysterious madman who locks her away in an apparent attempt to protect her from some unnamed terror.

The movie opens well with a great score and slick credit sequence, setting up a glossy tone filled with moments of gloomy shadows and chilling blue hues. From the first scene, in which we get a look at Sophie's childhood, it's clear this is a girl who is as damaged by the nightmares of her real life as she is the demons that fill her dreams while she sleeps. The Scooby gang we're introduced to shortly after are established quickly and, if I'm being honest, it wasn't too difficult to pick out which ones I would like to see on the wrong end of a meat hook later. Sam (Sacha Dhawan) plays the douchebag boyfriend of Sophie's limp, wet best mate Jane (Sadie Pickering). Elsewhere, the job of fancying our (extremely fancyable) lead falls to the rather blunt instrument that is John (Sol Heras) and the sensitive and sheepish Dean (Jonathan Readwin).

One could argue Sophie is the typically isolated and haunted 'final girl' we've come to expect from the woodland slasher sub-genre, but I'd have to say that would also be grossly unfair. Getting beneath her layers and finding out what makes her tick is perhaps one of Splintered's most engaging elements, as she struggles to cope with the memories of her childhood abuser and the castrating power this has had in overcoming this new terror. This final girl has, initially, got more in common with the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre's Sally Hardesty; fleeing, screaming and generally being terrified. But it is in her Laurie Strode moments later – when forced to adapt, come up with solutions and face down both her internal and external demons – that she becomes so much more. In one scene the frame of a sliding prison door window id used to play out an escape attempt with a brick to dislodge the bolt that keeping her trapped. This not only sets up a simple intensity as her pursuer hacks away at a ribcage just a few doors away, it also gives Weston the chance to put in one of many great turns – no mean feat in a film focusing so closely on its young lead.

Elsewhere, the other teen players are pretty solid, but unfortunately one or two of the interactions between Sam and Jane feel just a little stilted. These are particularly noticeable in moments placed next to the more intense and convincing confrontations between Sophie and Gavin (Stephen Martin Walters) – the deranged and twitchy schizophrenic who serves as her captor. One part psychotic nightmare and two parts damaged man-child, Gavin is wonderfully played as a grimy but multi-dimensional villain who is always just a step away from being revealed as simply misunderstood – much like his new found prisoner. But another special mention must go to Jonathan Readwin as Dean, who starts off as just a blank canvas with a crush, but ends up being one of the most alluring and funny characters on the screen. On a couple of occasions this lazy James Franco-esquire youngster is faced with some particularly ugly moments that are punctuated with a "Fah-kin hell" that gives things a gentle comic lift without being too jarring or silly.

I can say in all honesty this is something I would wholeheartedly recommend. Sure, the basic outline of putting a bunch of teens in a forest is a little familiar, but this is only really used to set the psychological aspects of the narrative in motion. Besides, isn't 'terror in the woods' just another sub-genre of horror we've now come to know and love? And isn't criticising Splintered for using this much the same as saying George Romero's latest will be 'just another story where people die, come back to life and than try to eat other people'?

The truth is, this flick has got some great ideas, solid performances, tense moments and a final girl that is as alluring to the mind as she is to the eye – and for me this is what counts in a movie of this kind. Splintered is just another example of a thriving UK horror community that continues to serve up antidotes to the dull-as-dishwater Saw films and the mindless remakes that fill our multiplexes for a week at a time over and over again. If you want scares, blood and some actual story, you'll be well served here.

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