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Splinter Reviews

November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 10, 2008
This is a terrifying film.
November 10, 2008
It's good, it's just nothing really groundbreaking or special.
October 31, 2008
[Director] Wilkins understands that what we don't see is often more unsettling than what we do. But he also throws in plenty of well-earned gore, making this an ideal option if you're looking for a few new Halloween scares.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 31, 2008
There have been worse horror flicks, but although this one offers a few scares, it doesn't have a lot of imagination.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 31, 2008
The movie's awash in blood, sure, but it has more brains on hand than just the ones dripping down the wall.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 31, 2008
It's short, taut, nicely shot, well-acted, astutely directed, specific where it might have been generic, original enough to be engrossing and derivative enough to be amusing.
October 31, 2008
With Splinter, the director Toby Wilkins honors the conventions of the horror genre with skill and enough wit to keep the scares sharp.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 30, 2008
This is classic Halloween fun, with plenty of thrills and chills, surprisingly believable performances, and healthy doses of humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 30, 2008
The film lacks that spark of originality or humor or thematic resonance that might have elevated it from forgettable genre time-passer to something more lasting.
Read More | Original Score: C+
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
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+
October 27, 2008
Spare, effective and genuinely frightening.
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.
October 22, 2008
Whenever a romantic couple in a movie goes camping in the remote woods, you just know it's a bad idea.
October 13, 2008
...delivers the year's best beast -- a spiny fungus that turns its victims into zombiefied walking pincushions.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5