October 17, 2014
Nice pacing, good cinematography, some gore. The parasitic monster seems actually plausible. Less convincing is the ex-con's insistence going from angry, demanding "you're my hostages, shut up, don't run" to "I'm a reformed, changed man who wants to donate money to the widow whose husband I killed in my meth-addicted past."
September 26, 2014
nasty little horror that preys on an audiences fear of getting a splinter eek
September 17, 2014
When it comes to a horror film, particular a "creature feature" sort of film, there are a handful of things that make it interesting to me:
1) Are characters interesting?
2) Do things make sense, or do characters do stupid things for the sake of the plot?
3) Is the creature itself interesting?
If all three of these of these questions are answered in the "no", there's generally very little that can help the film. If all three of the questions are answered in the "yes", it's generally going to interest me, possibly even keep me riveted.
Splinter is not a perfect film, but I liked most of the characters, none of them really seemed outright stupid to me (except the one female cop, though I see why she acted the way she did to an extent), and the creature itself was bizarre and edged more towards believable than unbelievable (if one doesn't look too closely, which one really can't for this kind of film)
Regardless, if you aren't much a fan of this sort of genre, you can safely give this film a pass. There's nothing truly groundbreaking or innovative about it. But it still is nicely tied up, doesn't make your brain rebel from the silliness of it all, and makes for an overall effective horror film.
August 5, 2012
Splinter contains not only wonderful creature effects and fantastic gore, but also very likeable and believable characters, together with hand-chewing suspense. Certainly one of the most underrated horror films of recent times.
August 23, 2014
I've had paper cuts more horrifying that took half as much time to deliver as this sleeper of a gas-station thriller
June 22, 2014
An alright horror with decen acting for this type of genre which is nice to see!
Although an alright movie its not scary at all but it does keep you interested enough to watch it till the end however not to sure you'd watch this movie again though!!
June 17, 2014
A tightly-packed little thriller with a surprisingly unique, cringe-inducing monster design.
March 19, 2014
a fantastic spin on boring old zombies with infrequent yet deliciously twisted gore
May 16, 2014
A very effective horror film with enough thrills and scares
July 6, 2013
an immensely gory and frightening experience
this parasite has spikes growing from the inside but also makes its hosts hunger for blood
it's kinda on the same lines with 'Cabin Fever', all this disease has to do is enter the bloodstream and drive its victims out of control
the film also has the advantage of being stuck in one place with almost no way out for the victims
even more surprising is that the husband has a good intellect for outwitting the deadly parasite
and there's actually tension present here as well as some definitive frights
April 4, 2014
Good movies seen this week ! Another one ... scared of splinters on a body
March 23, 2014
i love this movie i wish i had it
March 18, 2014
Not really one of the greatest horror movies or does have anything special to get noticed, but it ensures to give some chills.
December 11, 2011
A solid Horror film that is both simplistic and stylish with a clever concept and smart/likable characters you want to see live.
November 26, 2013
loose ends, unanswered questions, rapid camera action, and small amount of gore...I gotta say that was uneventful for me. Shea Whigham gave a great performance as the "bad guy", and Jill Wagner was super fun to look at it, but a great movie, or even fun horror movie, this was not.
September 28, 2013
They don't make them like they used to? An old fashioned creature feature full of wit, gore and best of all tension
August 7, 2013
a lot of fun! compact, good performances, great moments. the absolute ending is a bit of a let down but the journey is awesome.
July 29, 2013
Splinter is a great film, not only that it's got superb CGI, it also carried out a dynamic of interactions between the characters. It did not waste a single minute on developing the characters, they are what you see and remain the same throughout. The reactions of the characters were realistic, you really hate them, all of them. The fact that you know one of them is already infected keeps you at the edge of your seat. The random scares worked effectively, it's a superb horror film, a must see. (The ending was disappointing though)
June 26, 2013
It's a pretty good B-movie. Fun enough. They do some very smart, realistic scenes that make the movie more engaging.
The characters are very pretty shallowly developed, but the actors do a pretty good job. I still think they pulled some punches considering considering the genre, but there are some gory scenes for sure.
June 17, 2013
Pretty solid horror movie. I wish more was explained about the creature-where it came from, why it suddenly started attacking people, etc., but at least a lot of its biological drives are explained, which is better than nothing.