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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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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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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Dennis is lying on the ground at the end of the film, he slides the shotgun breech closed, but the sound effect is the more recognizable two-stroke of the slide going backward and forward. 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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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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Pretty good parasite survival horror.
19 November 2008 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

A young couple Seth Belzer and Polly Watt retreat to the wilderness for a romantic camping weekend,but their idyll is shattered when they are car-jacked by an escaped convict and his drug-addicted girlfriend, Dennis Farell and Lacey Belisleon,on the run from the police.As the foursome travel the back roads together they find themselves in deeper trouble than any of them could have imagined-a blood-crazed,parasitic creature that absorbs the corpses of its victims has laid claim to the woods and the two couples are now in its sights.Finding shelter at an abandoned gas station,they must use their wits and every weapon at their disposal to stave off the onslaught,not only from the insatiable creature,but also each other.The premise of "Splinter" is very simple and quite suspenseful.The film is obviously influenced by John Carpenter's classic "The Thing" and offers plenty of gore.The special effects are pretty good:during most of the creature shots,it looks as if there's a real corpse on screen.The use of hand-held camera is the main drawback of the film.It is obnoxious and should be slightly toned down.Still "Splinter" is a competent indie horror flick with enough grue to satisfy genre fans.7 out of 10.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 2009 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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