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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.

Director:

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 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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It will get under your skin. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Shea Whigham ad-libbed a fair share of his dialogue. See more »

Goofs

The back door to the gas station is locked from the inside preventing an exit. It is against fire code to have any door that would prevent free egress (exit), with the exception of correctional facilities or mental institutions. See more »

Quotes

Dennis Farell: [screaming]
Polly Watt: It's okay, it's okay, we're cutting your arm off.
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Referenced in Teen Wolf: The Tell (2011) See more »

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Written by Jodee Purkeypile
Performed by The Alice Rose
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Good acting and good script with mediocre effects
10 October 2008 | by NotMoreMoviesSee all my reviews

This movie is stuck somewhere between a theatrical release-quality film and a direct to DVD movie, but much better than your ordinary Sci-Fi channel special.

The acting is top quality. All characters, especially the one portrayed by Shea, are portrayed exceptionally well. The plot keeps you glued to your seat, and you can't wait to see what happens next or how they will think of a way out of their predicament.

The only problems lie in the filming of the "monster" and to a lesser degree, the sound. I'm not a personal fan of the "flicker" style of filming so it may work for others. I prefer a fluid style of filming throughout the entire film. It's hard to keep track of the events occurring when things "flash" around rapidly.

But if you can overlook it's extremely minor flaws, you're in for a treat with this one. The acting and the central theme of the plot are strong enough to overcome its shortcomings.

My final ratings: Quality: 7 Entertainment level: 7 Overall: 7 Consensus: This might be Toby Wilkins' break as a writer/director and is a standout performance for Shea Whigham


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 2009 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Splinter See more »

Filming Locations:

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,517, 2 November 2008

Gross USA:

$14,154

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$522,497
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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