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Splinter (I) (2008)

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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.

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While camping in the woods, Polly Watt and her clumsy boyfriend Seth Belzer damage their tent. They decide to spend the night in a low-budget motel. Meanwhile the criminals, Lacey Belisle and Dennis Farell, have trouble with their runaway car while heading to Platt and they walk on the lonely road. When Polly passes by Lacey, she stops the car and the couple is rendered by Dennis. However, Polly hits something in the road and while replacing the tire, they are attacked by a weird splinter. The car overheats and they stop in a gas station, where they are trapped by zombies, victims of the splinter parasite. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for violence/gore and language | See all certifications »

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At the end of the movie Farrell gives Seth the key to a lock box in a bank in Platt and tells him to go there to get his nest egg to give to the trucker's wife. The address listed on the tag is 1060 W. Addison. This is the address for Wrigley Field, the home of the Chicago Cubs in Chicago, IL. See more »

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The cinder blocks which are in the background during the freezer scene are stacked side by side when first seen, but when seen again to break the bone in the arm of "Dennis" they are stacked one on top of the other. See more »

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Low budget The Thing
28 February 2009 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

Face it, for its budget and for the entire what? 6 people cast? it was a pretty decent movie. Original it was not, except maybe the creature concept, but it provided the entertainment one would expect from something like this.

The plot is simple enough: a fungus like entity is infecting anything alive and uses their bodies in very innovative ways to get to move bodies. It's a fungus zombie thingie! I liked that it dropped any pretense that a simple organism could use the human body as the original host did. It reminded me of The Thing, of course, only that it had no Kurt Russell and that it was placed in some old US forest where "logging sucks".

If it weren't for the really weak cast (the only one supporting the movie was Jill Wagner) and the fact that a fungus of this infectiousness would have quickly overrun the entire forest and continued until the world ended, it would have been a gem.

Bottom line: grab a beer, watch it when you feel like doing nothing, it won't disappoint.


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