Written by: AgingHorrorFan
This is a near perfect example of low budget movie making. A small cast of characters with the action taking place in one location. But director Toby Wilkins and writers Kai Berry and Ian Shorr have worked beyond any financial limitations and crafted a crazy-cool piece of cinema. The film is not especially scary, but it is a great B-grade horror film along the lines of The Thing.
Splinter's got all the elements that make for a great midnight movie, something horror fans will be telling one another about for weeks, maybe months, afterward. There's gore, an absolutely amazing monster and an arm amputation scene that will knock your socks off. There is plenty of bang here from the filmmaker's limited bucks!
But the film's greatest strengths, rare for the genre, are its solid characterizations, witty dialogue and charismatic performances. Most impressive is Jill Wagner. She emerges as a surprisingly strong actress who is more than just a pretty face.
A lot of fun! Bring on Splinter 2!