Splinter (2008)

A young couple retreats to the wilderness for a romantic camping weekend, but their idyll is shattered when they are car-jacked by an escaped convict and his girlfriend on the run from the police. As the foursome travel the back roads… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 31, 2008
DVD Release Date: January 27, 2009
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Critic Score: 74% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Never taking itself too seriously, Splinter scores as a fast-paced, fun thriller with more than enough scares.

Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

This is a terrifying film.

Kyle Smith
New York Post

There have been worse horror flicks, but although this one offers a few scares, it doesn't have a lot of imagination.

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Lucius Gore

A very efficient and effective (for its budget) zombie-infection-sci-fi-thriller

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Ben Lyons
At the Movies

It's good, it's just nothing really groundbreaking or special.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

The movie's awash in blood, sure, but it has more brains on hand than just the ones dripping down the wall.

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Staci Layne Wilson

Everything you expect to happen, does - but it isn't satisfying.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

[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.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

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.

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Anton Bitel

deliver[s] plenty of bang from the filmmaker's limited bucks - but Splinter's greatest strengths, rare for the genre, are its solid characterisation, witty dialogue and charismatic performances.

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
Directors Cat
[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] It comes to me as a surprise that the filmmaker behind this wonderful B movie is… More
Film Crazy
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… More
Kevin M. Williams
Intimate little horror film that happens mainly at a out-of-the-way gas station. A foursome is stranded ... and the station open, yet unattended. For its size… More
Dean McKenna
It looks like a zombie movie meets <i>Leviation</i> as this horror film is genuinely frightening. The characters are well drawn for this softa stuff… More
Alex roy
Splinter is one awesome horror film. Original, inventive, scary and fun, Splinter captures the essence of what used to make Horror such a great genre of film.… More
Bruce Bruce
This is about the best modern day Terror film I have seen in a very long time. This one not only made me jump a few times but also had to turn my head. Come… More