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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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Toby Wilkins

Writers:

Ian Shorr, Kai Barry
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Cast

Cast overview:
Charles Baker ... Blake Sherman Jr.
Jill Wagner ... Polly Watt
Paulo Costanzo ... Seth Belzer
Shea Whigham ... Dennis Farell
Rachel Kerbs ... Lacey Belisle
Laurel Whitsett ... Sheriff Terri Frankel
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 2009 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Está dentro de ti See more »

Filming Locations:

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,517, 31 October 2008, Limited Release
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Dennis Farell: (repeated line) "Firecracker." See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Far better than I thought it would be
19 July 2011 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

In all honesty, I actually thought it would be rubbish. However, to my surprise it was quite good. Okay it is not perfect, some of the effects are mediocre, the sound is murky and the editing in scenes could have been tighter, there are times when it is rather shaky. That said, Splinter could have been so much worse than how it turned out. The story is loose, well paced and benefits from a good and well-thought-out idea, the monster is appropriately effective and the direction, script, performances and characters(the antagonist especially is very interesting and original, which was really refreshing in itself) are all good. All in all, I thought it would be really bad, but it was actually much better than expected. 7/10 Bethany Cox


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