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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 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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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 »


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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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Opening Weekend USA:

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

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

Diesel fuel only burns as a mist. Shooting a diesel fuel-pump with a shotgun wouldn't do anything. See more »

Quotes

Dennis Farell: You are suffering from a severe case of CDS: Can't Do Shit!
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Referenced in Jennifer's Body (2009) See more »

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Better Off Dead
Written by Christian Meadows and Jason Evigan
Performed by After Midnight Project
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Low budget The Thing
28 February 2009 | by sideriteSee all my reviews

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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