Cast: Paulo Costanzo, Shea Whigham, Charles Baker, Rachel Kerbs, Jill Wagner, Laurel Whitsett
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.
Splinter from the outside didn't look much different to me than any other horror movie that comes out but after watching this my mind was changed. The story is simple enough but it comes with original ideas, something today's horror remakes and Asian do-overs lack greatly. The cast is solid, each actor in the film does a great job playing their roles. Like I said before the story is simple, Polly and Seth on an anniversary vacation to the great outdoors. But after a disastrous campsite set up, they decide to call it quits and hole up in a motel. While driving to find a place to settle into they see a stranded woman on the road and decide to stop to help her but what they don't know is they are being set-up but Dennis who carjacks them. While driving they hit something on the road, a creature of some sort and with a damaged car they barely make it to the nearest gas station. Once there the real trouble begins. The effects in the film might not be the best you have seen but they don't have to be and for a "B" movie they work perfectly and are even an advantage I thought. Splinter takes elements of many films before it and creates its own identity making an original, blood-fest that is as creepy at times as it is fun. This is one of the best horror movies to come out in some time and it manages to keep you on the edge of your seat till the gory end. If your a fan of horror you cannot miss seeing this one, it is a highly entertaining movie that delivers on what it promises.
The DVD comes packed with Special Features that include:
Widescreen - 2.35
Dolby Digital 2.0 - English
Additional Release Material:
Behind the Scenes
Released by Magnolia Home Entertainment. **** Out Of *****