Splintered (2010)

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Something has been killing live stock in a remote part of North Wales and now it's started attacking humans. Sophie, a teenager with a troubled past, puts herself and her friends at the mercy of this wild beast, when her obsession of the unexplained leads them deep into the Welsh countryside. Looking for evidence within an abandoned building, Sophie witnesses a vicious attack on her friend and then finds herself incarcerated in a locked room. She cannot escape and her only hope is that her friends manage to find her before her captor makes them his latest victim.
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NR
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Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Cast

Holly Weston
as Sophie
Colin Tierney
as Father Thomas
Sol Heras
as John
Aaron Ross
as Young Gavin
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Critic Reviews for Splintered

All Critics (8)

When you finally learn what it's all about, you might have preferred a community theater production of "Annie" instead. "Splintered" is lame to the max.

Full Review… | April 2, 2012
CNNRadio

An enthusiastic, if dog-eared mongrel of a movie.

Full Review… | September 9, 2010
Total Film

You just can't wait for them to get killed off quickly enough.

Full Review… | September 2, 2010

Not enough twists or shocks to make it interesting or scary.

Full Review… | September 2, 2010
Daily Telegraph (UK)

Poor pacing and predictability -- not to mention amateurish performances -- rob even the kills of genuine impact.

Full Review… | September 2, 2010
Radio Times

Halligan handles the low-budget horror with adroitly but the by-the-numbers plotting takes the edge off the scares.

Full Review… | September 1, 2010
Empire Magazine

Audience Reviews for Splintered

Splintered (Simeon Halligan, 2010) You have seen this movie at least a dozen times. Innocent, or maybe not so innocent but she's certainly done nothing to deserve this, girl is abducted by someone or something and imprisoned. There is someone close by who may or may not be able to help her, but is useful for passing information through to the captive (and, by extension, to the viewers). There is a Big Reveal about the killer, and often whether the viewer is left with a good taste in his or her mouth about the movie turns on whether that Big Reveal works. (I'm not sure it did here, I don't think this movie could have been saved one way or the other.) It's a well-established framework that lazy scriptwriters insert characters into for an almost instantly-completed movie. The end result, given that you are using a well-established framework, is utterly predictable and very rarely worth your time. Such is the case with Splintered. *

Robert Beveridge
Robert Beveridge

A promising set-up concerning a monstrous presence in Wales, Splintered is filmed well but gets boring about 30 minutes in and fails to fully develop its creepiness. A nice try, Splintered is just ultimately disappointing on a fundamental level.

Al Miller
Al Miller

They has a budget for this movie but I think it went all to the camera work. It was entertaining to a point but when you reach the ending the title made no sense. There was nothing remotely related to what it was called and was a thriller at best. Looking for a scary movie, then pass this and go on another find.

Bill Regan
Bill Regan

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