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      Splinter

      R Released Oct 31, 2008 1 hr. 22 min. Horror List
      76% 37 Reviews Tomatometer 49% 10,000+ Ratings Audience Score When their plans for a nature trip go awry, Polly Watt (Jill Wagner) and boyfriend Seth Belzer (Paulo Costanzo) decide to check into a motel. On their way, they're carjacked and kidnapped by low-rent crooks Dennis Farell (Shea Whigham) and Lacey Belisle (Rachel Krebs), who take the victims and their SUV to a nearby gas station. Along the way, they encounter an increasingly terrifying horde of parasites, and if any of them intend to survive, they'll have to outsmart the deadly organisms. Read More Read Less Watch on Peacock Stream Now

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      Never taking itself too seriously, Splinter scores as a fast-paced, fun thriller with more than enough scares.

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      Joshua m This "movie" gets an F minus. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 04/15/24 Full Review D.L. J I really like this movie, it's underrated. The monster is awesome, the acting superb, the story is short but fast and works well. It's not perfect, but if you like creature features you'll like this movie. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/28/24 Full Review Ash P It may not be an amazing horror flick with the acting being so-so and the plot being as standard as some thriller movies. However, the concept with the Parasite itself and how the build up goes is fun to get you sucked in. You can even say this movie can be a guilty pleasure to watch every year or so. 7/10. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/24/24 Full Review Gunn W How much action can you have in a convenience store? Yeah, the spikes were a cool concept - but it's basically like any other quarantine/disease film. Whether it's spores from an alien planet or a pandemic here on Earth, these films are all the same. Actually, add in a bit of zombie action, and that sums up "Splinter" in a nutshell. Considering it's a B-class, low budget film, it's actually pretty decent. I also enjoyed the surprises, and pending doom of not knowing what will happen next! That was a nice touch. And I like how the ending was a bit ambiguous - leaving the possibility for a part 2 (which I really hope they don't make!) RECOMMENDATION: I call these genre of movies, "background noise". Meaning, it doesn't require your full attention to understand what's going on, since 90% takes place in a gas station/convenience store. I played video games on my phone while this was on in the background - and I found it's a good way to pass the time! Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 12/17/22 Full Review farah r Splinter relies on gore to produce scares and fails miserably at doing so. The movie plays out like it was written by an amateur, and the creature is laughable. Nothing is explained about its origins as the entire film unfolds in a creepy roadside gas station. I'm not sure why Splinter ended up on a top ten horror movies list, but it must've been by mistake. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review christopher c. m I wasn't expecting much, just a gore fest with no story or characters. That is what I was expecting but I was wrong. First, amazing creature effects. The story is basic but good. The characters do the expected stupid things you would expect characters to do in a movie like this and I wish I knew more about the splinter monsters. What are they? Where do they come from? But it is scary and I jumped many times. Not great but still incredibly good and worth checking out for those who like good scary movies. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Joshua Rothkopf Time Out Rated: 3/5 Nov 17, 2011 Full Review Ben Mankiewicz At the Movies This is a terrifying film. Nov 10, 2008 Full Review Ben Lyons At the Movies It's good, it's just nothing really groundbreaking or special. Nov 10, 2008 Full Review Trace Thurman Bloody Disgusting Wilkins makes up for his low budget with some truly impressive practical effects and stellar character work. Rated: 4/5 Mar 28, 2023 Full Review Stephanie Archer Film Inquiry In a retrospective world, now is the time to revisit Splinter - or to discover it for the first time. You won't be disappointed. Jan 15, 2021 Full Review David Harris Spectrum Culture It may find itself a cult following, but in a genre full of similar movies, it is more likely that Splinter will be assimilated just like its victims, and forgotten. Rated: 2.5/5 Aug 5, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis When their plans for a nature trip go awry, Polly Watt (Jill Wagner) and boyfriend Seth Belzer (Paulo Costanzo) decide to check into a motel. On their way, they're carjacked and kidnapped by low-rent crooks Dennis Farell (Shea Whigham) and Lacey Belisle (Rachel Krebs), who take the victims and their SUV to a nearby gas station. Along the way, they encounter an increasingly terrifying horde of parasites, and if any of them intend to survive, they'll have to outsmart the deadly organisms.
      Director
      Toby Wilkins
      Executive Producer
      Chad Burris, Jamie Carmichael, Graham Begg, Todd Wagner
      Screenwriter
      Kai Barry, Ian Shorr
      Distributor
      Magnolia Pictures
      Production Co
      Kish Prods.
      Rating
      R (Violence|Language|Gore)
      Genre
      Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 31, 2008, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 19, 2015
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $12.9K
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