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Splinter

Splinter

2008
Horror
1h 22m
Trapped in an isolated gas station by a veracious 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.
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Splinter

2008
Horror
1h 22m
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Rated 18 Apr 2009
71
52nd
What "Splinter" does, it does well and to worthy effect. Made on an independent budget, Director Toby Wilkins brings us back to a lot of the same visual style of Carpenter's '82 film "The Thing." Similar to that, and adding in its own zombie techniques, this is a briskly entertaining 82-minute dive into cheap, old school horror - a film better than a lot of what passes for horror in cinemas these days. It's been seen before, and it's not terrifying, but it is fun and well made.
Rated 18 Sep 2009
72
62nd
A pretty cool monster movie. The creature was original and pretty disgusting, lots of uncomfortable limbs-twisting/removing and the main characters actually use their brains for once!
Rated 20 Mar 2009
70
56th
Since I really wasn't expecting anything too good, it was quite enjoyable. All in all fun to watch!
Rated 20 Apr 2009
0
0th
"Everything you expect to happen, does - but it isn't satisfying."
Rated 16 Dec 2010
58
39th
A novel concept reminiscent of The Thing. I can't help but think more could have been done, though. Perhaps the budget forced it to be limited to essentially "horror in a bottle," but I felt short-changed overall. However, it is not without merit within the genre.
Rated 31 May 2009
62
13th
Horrible Hodge-podge of the Thing and every other bad movie cliche you can think of: Criminal with a heart of gold, undying creature, blah blah blah....
Rated 01 Jan 2018
63
39th
140. Splinter (2008) Canım @Tubi emaille bak bu filmi izledin izledin diye uyarınca izleyeyim dedim, kısıtlı bütçe ile bence çok iyi iş çıkarmışlar. Shea Whigham yine çok iyi. Devamı olsa izlerim. 6/10
Rated 23 Jan 2012
28
7th
Interesting concept. Awful execution.
Rated 05 Jul 2012
83
95th
While not nearly as scary watching it the second time as it was the first it's still a damn good movie. The characters are not your normal stock horror film idiots, they have brains and actually use them most of the time. I also enjoyed the fact that they didn't explain away the creature too much.
Rated 31 Aug 2012
35
34th
meh
Rated 11 Sep 2012
47
6th
Some minuspoints for too shaky camera-style in action-sequences. *spoiler* However a lot more minuspoints for the almost mystical disappearance of some of the infected (ok, its one infected, oh it's two infected now, oh there is a cutoff hand, oh there is another infected and another hand, oh everything is gone besides one infected, oh there is one hand again, but the other infecteds are still gone....) and the fact that the parasite went for fireworks, but not for fire.
Rated 09 Aug 2013
76
65th
Saw a clip of it in a Scariest movies you've probably never seen clip on YouTube and thought it looked interesting. I have to say unlike most other cases, I wasn't disappointed. It wasn't amazing, but it definitely had some elements that you don't often find in your typical horror flick. Mainly, I mean the characters that were not the normal cookie cutter horror archetypes.
Rated 06 Jan 2014
88
78th
A solid Horror film that is both simplistic and stylish with a clever concept and smart/likable characters you want to see live.
Rated 15 Jun 2014
79
59th
Love the effects. Just scary and out of this world. Really imaginative and exciting to watch
Rated 11 Aug 2015
1
20th
Cool 'monster', bad film.
Rated 04 May 2016
60
54th
Conventional in most ways and yet not insultingly cliched, competently executed, not very scary but quite tense, and the characters, while archetypal, are definitely more interesting than usual.
Rated 23 Aug 2017
50
35th
Good acting and great idea but due I think to the low budget the effects are not up to power. Not bad at all however.
Rated 05 Feb 2011
60
35th
I was really surprised by how good this movie was considering it was direct to DVD or made for TV or whatever. A creative monster idea and good effects. Simple setup but well-executed. Pretty standard in some ways but many horror movies have done much worse with much more at their disposal.
Rated 02 May 2020
75
56th
Fun, well acted, and features a very original "monster" which is enough to score several points. Too bad there never was a sequel
Rated 27 Jul 2021
85
85th
Well done fresh horror with that growing enemy and the struggle that seems impossible to overcome. Keeps you in perpetual suspense on how they'll get out of this one.
Rated 09 Aug 2021
70
60th
Wish I saw this back in the day.
Rated 01 Sep 2021
75
83rd
The shaky cam is a bit excessive in places, but the creature design is great, acting (Whigham and Costanzo) is good, and their characters decent. Not to mention their decisions are smarter than most horror films, and they actually react in disgust/fright to the things around them instead of brushing it off. Worth seeing for genre fans.
Rated 15 Sep 2021
54
20th
Nothing special but a decent horror flick interspersed with dumb decision making and horror cliches but also some pretty entertaining moments and some good character development.
Rated 12 Mar 2022
42
41st
Some good body horror but girl... the shaky-cam needs to be STOPPED
Rated 17 Jan 2023
59
32nd
I usually don't mind shaky cams at all or barely notice it but in this, one barely sees what the hell is happening due to the bouncing of the camera all around. It doesn't add mystery by barely showing the monsters is it seems they intended to do, it adds confusion and make the attack scenes seem cheap and badly choregraphed.
Rated 03 Feb 2023
70
37th
Fast-paced horror workout is enjoyable and entertaining enough; outside of one well executed Chekov’s amputation, there’s not a great deal here that’s memorable; pulled off with requisite style by Wilkins (niggle: the queasy-cam at the climax makes it (deliberately?) difficult to see what’s going on) and performed well by its starring trio, though the screenplay never develops its characters particularly well, making their climactic sacrifices lack a certain oomph. Fun, disposable entertainment.
Rated 05 Aug 2009
55
58th
Okay Movie
Rated 28 Feb 2009
5
20th
Brainless fun... -5 points for least shocking last minute of the year; possible sequel, you don't say ?!
Rated 16 Mar 2009
20
10th
Unexplained, uninspired, uninterested. How did the convict not die of shock is the refrigerator scene?!
Rated 16 Apr 2009
60
17th
It s just so full of cliches, but characters are enjoyable and the acting is OK.
Rated 19 Apr 2009
80
70th
"A high-end feature-length version of The Outer Limits, combined with a fond enthusiasm for creative gore and populated by a trio of characters who are actually interesting."
Rated 24 Apr 2009
35
65th
"A very efficient and effective (for its budget) zombie-infection-sci-fi-thriller."
Rated 26 Apr 2009
55
3rd
Poor man's 'The Thing'. Boring and predictable.
Rated 28 Apr 2009
60
32nd
an ok horror thriller, with some jumpy bits...more gruesome then scary.
Rated 20 May 2009
78
45th
Very fun little horror movie. Really standard fare for the most part but it does have a few scares, a few gross-out points and a pretty cool creature with good effects. Worth a watch just for fun.
Rated 23 Jul 2009
88
39th
Not especially groundbreaking, but still very very enjoyable. It made me jump a couple times which was cool. The cast really worked well together and all three main characters were very interesting. Especially the convict.
Rated 15 Nov 2011
56
33rd
Derivative but surprisingly adequate low-budget (no CGI!) horror movie. Imagine The Thing set in a petrol station, with almost none of the "who's a monster" paranoia but instead a sense of tension that doesn't quite let up, a genuinely disgusting monster (insect hairs... ew) and a few laughs along the way. Nothing special, really, but at 78 minutes it never really has time to go off the rails either.
Rated 16 Jan 2010
60
34th
Terrible camerawork really hampers this decent (if a little predictable) b-movie.
Rated 30 May 2010
82
72nd
What a good little monster movie...it had a great plot a good script and believable actors....this is a cut above alot of todays horror
Rated 14 Jul 2010
63
40th
Poor camera work during action scenes, but I was pleased to see characters puking up at intense times.
Rated 17 Oct 2010
30
78th
"Exactly what a B-movie should be." - Nick Schager
Rated 08 Nov 2010
60
38th
Not too bad. The good is Shea Whigham, Paulo Costanzo, and the initial scenes inside the gas station. There's some pretty good tension there, but it does definitely take a turn for the ridiculous (even for a monster movie) when Whigham's arm needs to come off. There's a lot of predictability, but it shouldn't be lumped in with the usual low budget sci-fi type straight to video fare. Whigham really is pretty damn good, and in my opinion, makes it worth a viewing.
Rated 15 Feb 2009
63
59th
Splinter is a surprisingly good low-budget horror flick. It's kind of like "The Blob", but on a smaller scale. The thing I liked most about the movie is the excellent job that the screenplay writers and the actors did to develop and humanize the characters. The movie is gruesome, extremely lean, and fun to watch in the late evening with some microwave popcorn. Recommended.
Rated 19 Mar 2011
47
32nd
Standard and by the book, but none of it is bad really...and the characters are actually above average by modern horror film standards. Still, predictable, formulaic and unremarkable, but some marginal enjoyment can be had.
Rated 17 May 2011
77
62nd
surprisingly not horrible, it's basically a less terrifying version of the thing. the monster is pretty well done and it is fairly creepy. my only problem is that it's not tense enough and the body count is minimal. dug the character development though.

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