Thursday, November 1, 2012
Without a doubt, Splinter is one of the best creature feature flicks I've ever seen. And dare I say it's also one of the most underrated horror flicks of the past decade? Yes siree kiddos. If you haven't seen this one already, get on it ASAP.
A pair of couples, both total polar opposites, come upon each other while out in the woods. One of the couples is on the run from the law and they need to get the hell out of Dodge. They hold the other up at gunpoint and commandeer their ride. The other couple, a gorgeous gal and her tree hugging scientist husband, have no other choice but to go along. However, things get a little side tracked when they encounter car trouble and have to stop at a roadside gas station. As you can imagine, things are about to get a whole lot worse for the four of them.
OK kids, the plot is really not all that involving from here on out: they hole themselves up in the gas station, something outside is trying to get them, the local po po tries to intervene they get waxed (or should I say infected), some of them make it out and some of them don't. The End.
BUT, all of that is done with a lot of gusto and with some really incredible practical effects. VIVA LOS EFECTOS DE PRACTICO!! It's a full on gorefest as this organism, well, splinters off and infects it's host. It's very reminiscent in fact of The Thing minus all of the snow and amazing beards.
Good God this was a lot of fun. I want a sequel!
Cortez the Killer