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Splinter (2008)

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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.

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Toby Wilkins

Writers:

Ian Shorr, Kai Barry
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Cast

Cast overview:
Charles Baker ... Blake Sherman Jr.
Jill Wagner ... Polly Watt
Paulo Costanzo ... Seth Belzer
Shea Whigham ... Dennis Farell
Rachel Kerbs ... Lacey Belisle
Laurel Whitsett ... Sheriff Terri Frankel
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Storyline

While camping in the woods, Polly Watt and her clumsy boyfriend Seth Belzer damage their tent. They decide to spend the night in a low-budget motel. Meanwhile the criminals, Lacey Belisle and Dennis Farell, have trouble with their runaway car while heading to Platt and they walk on the lonely road. When Polly passes by Lacey, she stops the car and the couple is rendered by Dennis. However, Polly hits something in the road and while replacing the tire, they are attacked by a weird splinter. The car overheats and they stop in a gas station, where they are trapped by zombies, victims of the splinter parasite. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Terror is more than skin deep. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence/gore and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 2009 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Está dentro de ti See more »

Filming Locations:

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,517, 2 November 2008

Gross USA:

$14,154

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$491,070
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Opening credit sequence mimics opening credit sequence of Breakdown (1997), including unmistakably similar music, and cutting back and forth between white credits over a black screen and shots of an SUV driving down scenic roads. See more »

Goofs

The truck which Polly is driving in the early scenes, and which remains parked outside the service station for the remainder of the film, is either a '94 or '95 Toyota 4Runner. However, in the final scenes when the gas station goes up in flames, the 4Runner is replaced with a mid-eighties Isuzu Trooper. See more »

Quotes

Dennis Farell: [screaming]
Polly Watt: It's okay, it's okay, we're cutting your arm off.
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Connections

References Cool Hand Luke (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Better Off Dead
Written by Christian Meadows and Jason Evigan
Performed by After Midnight Project
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Simple,cheap and great fun!
31 October 2008 | by markokristicSee all my reviews

What a nice surprise this movie turned out to be. Lately I have seen so many bad horror movies that I almost gave up on the genre itself but this one had good reviews on horror sites I visited so I gave it a go. I'm glad I did. The story is basic and simple:a monster, an isolated place and people doing their best to get out the situation alive.Been there, seen that,right? Sure, but Splinter is so well crafted and executed that this didn't bother me one bit.Characters are interesting and intelligent people that use their wits and brains to try to save their lives and don't just scream and panic. The movie is tense and gory and doesn't drag for a second. Special effects are mediocre but sufficient. If you are a horror fan this is the one to watch.Good job Mr. Wilkins!


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