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Splintered (DVD / Bluray Combo)
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This creature of the night uses cunning and instinct to hunt and kill for pleasure. He has no qualms about his actions; he lives by his desires and he'll take what he wants.
SOPHIE, a teenager with a troubled past, strays into the abandoned building on a dare. She discovers what it's like to become the object of this animal's obsessive desire when she's locked in an isolated room, where no one can hear her screams.
In the night, sitting in the pitch black, waiting for the inevitable, Sophie is terrified by the the obsessive stare through the skylight of the impromptu jail.
Daylight brings GAVIN. He keeps the animal at bay as best he can. A protector of sorts, but a protector who also keeps her locked away. What bizarre relationship does this self appointed jailer have with the elusive prowling creature beyond the door?
Sophie's attempts at escape repeatedly end in failure, but she clings to the hope that she will be rescued by her friends, despite her fears of what might happen to them, if they come too close to the vicious animal?
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The film opens with Sophie, a little girl being traumatized by something unknown, and then jumps forward to the present, where someplace in north Wales, a grown Sophie (Holly Weston) and four other college-age students are in the woods looking to do some camping. Also along are Sophie's friend Jane (Sadie Pickering), Jane's boyfriend Sam (Sacha Dhawn), Jane's brother Dean (Jonathan Readwin), and John (Sol Heras).
Sophie is interested getting some evidence about a mysterious beast that has been attacking farm animals. After making camp, the group is settling in for the night, when Sophie sees something in the woods, and goes off with John to investigate. They eventually find St. Joseph's, a huge estate in the middle of the woods. They enter the abandoned facility, and find signs of a slaughtered lamb. Something comes out of the dark, and Sophie knocks herself unconscious running away. She wakes up locked in a room, being held prisoner by a strange dwarfish man named Gavin (Stephen Walters).
Sophie makes several attempts to escape, and although she does some intelligent things, she somehow manages to mess up. Sophie's friends, also stumble across St. Josephs, which is actually an abandoned church. John encounters a priest named Father Thomas (Colin Tierney), and they also arrive at the church, for the dramatic climax.Read more ›
We find out the girl's name is Sophie (Holly Weston). She is a young adult and still has bad dreams. There has been some killings by some unknown animal. Sophie and 4 others decide they want to capture the animal...on film. She is obsessed with werewolves and appears to be a frigid virgin. Sam (Sacha Dhawan) is the far too frank skeptic who supplies us with internal conflict within the group. Jane (Sadie Pickering) is his girlfriend and considers herself to be a soul mate of the aloof moody Sophie. John (Sol Heras) is Sophie's boyfriend (I feel your pain). Dean (Jonathan Readwin) is the fifth wheel, brother to Jane, has a digital movie camera.
Eventually, following a trail, Sophie finds an abandoned building that looks like a large mental hospital, where beauty winds up as prisoner of the beast's psycho keeper, a wild eyed man who talks to himself (Stephen Walters). Sophia (named for the goddess of wisdom) is resourceful and clever.
The movie starts out like it is going to be a great offbeat werewolf film and then digresses into a psycho slasher movie. There are some twists at the end that were slightly developed, but you don't realize it at the time. Good job by Holly Weston. Decent story line but couldn't properly be told in 90 minutes.
F-bomb, brief nudity (Holly Weston), no sex.
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Splintered (Simeon Halligan, 2010)
You have seen this movie at least a dozen times. Innocent, or maybe not so innocent but she's certainly done nothing to deserve this,... Read more
I'm usually picky when it comes to movies like this, it almost seemed like a carbon copy of 'Wrong Turn' and other type of cannibalism movies. Read morePublished 23 months ago by JoB