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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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$9,517, 31 October 2008, Limited Release
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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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When Dennis is lying on the ground at the end of the film, he slides the shotgun breech closed, but the sound effect is the more recognizable two-stroke of the slide going backward and forward. 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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Better Off Dead
Written by Christian Meadows and Jason Evigan
Performed by After Midnight Project
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An excellent horror movie
21 March 2009 | by See all my reviews

Splinter is a truly creepy movie which has a perfect atmosphere and which is full of positive elements.The best element from this movie is the excellent screenplay,which makes a detailed character development and which proposes a fascinating menace in its monster,showing an ambiguous origin and devastating effects.I also liked the way in which it is shown the relationship between the characters very much,because it evolutes on an unpredictable but realistic way.In other words,the suspense is provoked on a natural way,and that makes the spectator to feel a delicious suspense,because it is impossible to predict what can happen next.Something many independent filmmakers do,is developing the story on an only location,because that lets them to exploit their low-budget,avoiding costs on technical team.However,not all of them count with the necessary creativity to conciliate their economical attitude with an interesting story.Fortunately,Splinter is one of that cases because its economical manufacture is perfect for creating the desolated atmosphere the movie requires.The performances are above the average of what we are accustomed to see on the straight-to-DVD movies.Director Toby Wilkins made a brilliant work,because he brought a relentless rhythm and precision,at the same time he could create a perfect atmosphere,he could bring the correct style to the movie and he could extract very competent performances from his small cast.It would be very interesting to see his next projects.The only fail I found on this movie is that some special effects could have been a little bit more polished.In spite of that,I liked Splinter very much.This is one of that gems from the fantastic cinema which occasionally appear,so I recommend it with confidence.This is an excellent horror movie which brought me an intense and enormously entertaining time.


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