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.
A group of friends whose leisurely Mexican holiday takes a turn for the worse when they, along with a fellow tourist, embark on a remote archaeological dig in the jungle where something evil lives among the ruins.
Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer's country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps.
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
(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 »
(at around 1h) Just after Dennis' arm has been cut off you can clearly see him hiding his actual arm beside him, just behind the special effect amputated arm. See more »
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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