A couple attempts to
have a romantic weekend out in the wilderness only to have one thing go wrong after the next.
One of those things is being carjacked by an escaped convict and his girlfriend.
While driving, the vehicle runs over a creature. The escaped convict
gets stuck by a quill in the tire that has to be changed (the quill belongs to a parasite that has taken over a small animal). Even worse, the vehicle is leaking radiator fluid and they stop at an empty
gas station only to be propelled into a worse nightmare. They take refuge inside
the gas station after a parasitic creature (that has taken over the body of the gas station owner) attacks them. The plot describes a gory and yet intense monster movie known as SPLINTER.
SPLINTER has two audio
commentaries- the director with the cast and the second where the director is joined by the crew.
SPLINTER has multiple
short featurettes that cover various aspects of the production with HOW TO MAKE A SPLINTER PUMPKIN being the most useless
while others provide insight in making the film. THE SPLINTER CREATURE shows
behind-the-scene footage of a Oklahoma college
gymnast acting out the moves for the monster while a couple other featurettes go into the building of the main location (BUILDING
THE GAS STATION) and SHOOTING DIGITALLY (the director felt it was the perfect film to do it because he once shot movies on
film). Then OKLAHOMA WEATHER shows the problems they faced with the weather while
shooting SPLINTER. The CREATURE CONCEPT ART GALLERY is a slideshow of the
HDNET: A LOOK AT SPLINTER
is your typical promo epk featurette.
FINAL ANALYSIS: SPLINTER is a short and yet intense monster film that will appeal to horror and gore
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