DVD Splinter [DVD] [2008] [English] [Region 1] (DVD 4641127),
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Splinter [DVD] [2008] [English] [Region 1]

  • R
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • In this indie film sure to make audiences shriek, the horror is just beginning when a young couple is carjacked by an escaped inmate and his lover. But the criminal (Shea Whigham, WRISTCUTTERS: A LOVE STORY) isn't the most dangerous thing on the trip; a mysterious, parasitic creature stalks the two couples, and a small convenience store doesn't prove to be much of a haven from the menace. Toby Wilkins, who won awards for his short film "Staring at the Sun," makes his feature directorial debut with SPLINTER.
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    • Rating - for violence/gore and language
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 10168

  • Credits
    Jill Wagner, Shea Whigham, Rachel Kerbs, Laurel Whitsett, Charles Baker, Paulo Costanzo
  • Critic Reviews
    "[A] thriller along the lines of THE THING or ALIEN. The scares are equal parts psychological jolts and gore."
    USA Today

    "[T]he director, Toby Wilkins, honors the conventions of the genre with skill and enough wit to keep the scares sharp."
    New York Times

    "F/X whiz Toby Wilkins' SPLINTER is spare, effective and genuinely frightening....The mechanics of SPLINTER are remarkably sound..."
    Variety

    "[With] brisk pacing, believable leads, and just the right ratio of frights to gore....Along the way the film displays nifty effects..."
    Film Comment

    3 stars out of 5 -- "[B]rought to life by well-drawn, resourceful characters and neat, nasty shocks."
    Total Film

    [A] tight and tense horror treat... -- Grade: B
    Entertainment Weekly

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