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A jolty, kinetic little creature feature--the tone and pacing of "Splinter" recalls other (perhaps more sophisticated films) with its quick and jagged editing, but it works well here. The creature in question is a spiky parasite that kills its prey and then uses the bodies to maneuver around in a grisly spectacle of attack. It's an interesting and unsettling visual to see the carcasses bent, broken, altered, and taken over. The violence and settings are played for "real," with characters you come to know and respect. That, to me, was the real selling point of "Splinter." It set up character types at the beginning, but through nice performances and an attention to dialogue in the script--these individuals break through as real protagonists that you want to see succeed.
This genuine respect for the characters (and thankfully, they're not just idiots) is what brings the suspense to life. The film is short, brutal, sometimes unexpected and it works brilliantly on its own terms. In a world where independent horror can be painful--I felt that this little film was a nice diversion. I may not remember the film several months down the line, but I enjoyed the nasty ride now. With reasonable expectations, "Splinter" just might surprise you too. KGHarris, 11/08.
The film is short and fast paced, but the characters are fairly believable and you care about them....so important to any horror film! The film begins with an attack on a gas station attendant by an unknown "critter" with a lot of spikes(or "Splinters"..if you will)sticking out of it. I don't usually like to tell a whole lot about a film and prefer to let the viewer see things unfold on their own. The best part of the movie is finding out what these critters are or who?! I don't know if you want to spend your money seeing this in the theater as it is only around an hour and 15 minutes long, but I know I will be looking to buy this film when it becomes available on DVD.....when the price in right! ;-b
The basic storyline is that a vacationing couple is taken hostage by a man and woman on the run. Unfortunately, they decide to stop off and get gas where a murderous "thing" has taken up residence.
What really drives "Splinter" are the characters, particularly Jill Wagner's performance as the female hostage Polly. Her character is strong and likable in a way not usually found in this type of film. Instead of over-the-top, she has a realistic toughness that you can't help but cheer for. Shea Whigham's con-on-the-run Dennis Farell is another great character. As the story plays out, you actually see both characters evolve and grow without being forced or played out in a cartoonish manner.
"Splinter" also features some great special effects. The CGI is present, but it's not overwhelming, and the basic effects are still old school latex and red goop, which is a nice change of pace in this day and age.
If you are looking for something a little different, but still want the chills and thrills associated with a good B-Movie creature feature, then give "Splinter" a shot.
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Splinter is one of those flicks that you just have to watch and you'll probably enjoy. It's not too hard core horror and not tame either. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Route66Review
I like some horror movies some times but didn't like this one. ow level acting, and the plot unimaginable.Published 27 days ago by church lady
I have recivce the item on the date of 15th June 2016 in the afternoon by the postmanPublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Isn't it really hard to find a good scary movie? This little gem came out of nowhere. No well known actors or director or publicity, but is great! Read morePublished 2 months ago by I'd rather be at the Beach
Fair warning this dvd wont play on regular dvd players. I was disappointed to find out it wouldnt play in my dvd player but luckily it works on my laptop... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Spike
I enjoyed the movie because it wasn't too gory but it got the point across and everything meshed well with what was going on in the movie. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Allison J. Williams
This movie introduced a very interesting premise to the old storyline of humans getting infected by something (and usually just turning into mindless zombies. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Stephen E Shoesmith
It reminded me a lot of "The Thing"..if you're someone who enjoys those kind of movies then you'll probably enjoy this.Published 4 months ago by shadow
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