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Splinter (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 around 1h 17 mins) 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 truck which Polly is driving in the early scenes, and which remains parked outside the service station for the remainder of the film, is either a '94 or '95 Toyota 4Runner. However, in the final scenes when the gas station goes up in flames, the 4Runner is replaced with a mid-eighties Isuzu Trooper. See more »

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Seth Belzer: Look, anyway you slice it, we're going to be leaving a trail of flammable liquid back into this building. This is a gas station, we're sitting on top of a giant tank of gasoline.
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Not brilliant but still engaging
12 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A nice little horror movie, "Splinter" isn't brilliant, but it's engaging nevertheless. It offers a creepy atmosphere and competent acting. My main quibble is with the writing -- specifically, the sometimes illogical and implausible things the characters do and the occasionally silly dialogue.

I also would have liked an explanation of what the creature was and how it formed. There's a lot of talk about the age of the trees and how the surrounding woods are an "old forest," but this fact never comes into play in relation to the creature. Nor does the orange sign (which seems important because the camera zooms in to show it to us) posted by the side of the road proclaiming the region an "experimental" area. Perhaps there are plans to explain everything in a sequel. Despite these shortcomings, this film is worth seeing.


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