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Splinter Reviews

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Brian Orndorf
October 30, 2008
Bloody, screamy, creepy crawly comfort food that cuddles B-movie horror convention without fatigue.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Rafer Guzman
October 30, 2008
If you've seen The Thing or The Evil Dead, you've seen much of Splinter, but it's a lean, fast-moving and fun little flick that doesn't waste any of its scant 82 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Prairie Miller
October 30, 2008
Excelling in creative scaring skills, Splinter boasts thorny issues like psycho fungi who go mobile, nuclear hedgehogs, homicidal human porcupines, impromptu carnivorous rooftop dining on half a state trooper, and a dangerously defrosting savior on ice.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
October 29, 2008
A nifty horror movie that doesn't claim to be anything other than a zippy exercise in creature-feature entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
October 28, 2008
Exactly what a B-movie should be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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John Anderson
October 27, 2008
Spare, effective and genuinely frightening.
Scott Weinberg
October 27, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
October 27, 2008
Splinter has a hackneyed gimmick -- dead bodies trying to smash their way into an isolated convenience store -- but I loved it to pieces.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
October 22, 2008
Whenever a romantic couple in a movie goes camping in the remote woods, you just know it's a bad idea.
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Luke Y. Thompson
L.A. Weekly
October 13, 2008
...delivers the year's best beast -- a spiny fungus that turns its victims into zombiefied walking pincushions.
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Amy Nicholson
Boxoffice Magazine
October 10, 2008
Once audiences get over snickering at a creature that they initially write off as a rabid hedgehog (too bad that Geoffrey Rush film already snatched up the title Quills), they'll be happy to strap in for a satisfying ride.
| Original Score: 4/5
Johnny Butane
Dread Central
September 19, 2008
Splinter's got all the elements that make for a great midnight movie, something horror fans will be telling one another about for weeks, maybe months, afterwards.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brad Miska
Bloody Disgusting
September 17, 2008
The creature feature is loaded with blood, guts, gore, the perfect anti-hero and a hilariously fun plot, which is played straight until the very end...Wilkins delivers a simple, yet effective '80s creature feature that's not only scary, but also a great t
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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