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Splinter

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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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