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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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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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Terror is more than skin deep. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

(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 »

Quotes

Dennis Farell: AAAaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh!
Polly Watt: It's ok. It's ok, we're cutting your arm off.
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Connections

References Cool Hand Luke (1967) See more »

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Written by Jodee Purkeypile
Performed by The Alice Rose
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Very fun flick
22 November 2008 | by onosideboardSee all my reviews

The premise has been done many times before, but this film does it right. Apparently "Splinter" is an independent film, but it doesn't deserve to be lumped in the same category as the hundreds of "low budget" horror movies out there that are hardly more than a few friends with a camcorder and some ketchup packets. The production value here looks as good as many Hollywood movies, and the "monster" is done particularly well. The three main actors are great, and the characters are likable.

This movie isn't going to change the genre or make anyone's Top 10 list, but it's definitely one of the more entertaining horror films I've seen in the last couple of years. It's a fun way to spend 80 minutes. My 8 out of 10 rating is a bit over-inflated simply because there have been so many terrible horror movies put out recently that it was refreshing to genuinely enjoy one from start to finish. A more realistic rating would be 6 or 6.5. Totally worth the price of admission, and I look forward to seeing more from this director in the future.


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