Chris Nashawaty
April 08, 2009 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Splinter

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
82 minutes
Limited Release Date
10/31/08
performer
Shea Whigham, Paulo Costanzo
director
Toby Wilkins
distributor
Magnet
author
Kai Barry, Ian Shorr, Toby Wilkins
genre
Horror

We gave it a B

If you’re the kind of person who’s constantly on the lookout for movie monsters that slaughter folks in clever, gory ?new ways, you’re in luck. ?Director Toby Wilkins’ tight and tense horror treat sets its sights low and aces those modest ambitions. Splinter follows a young couple on a romantic camping trip who get carjacked by ?a gun-wielding psycho ?before they all find themselves trapped in a rural gas-station mini-mart by a thorny parasitic beast with a sweet tooth for human blood. A skippable commentary track on the EXTRAS is redeemed by a cool look at the flick’s gooey creature F/X. B

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