Written by: Constantce
It’s always nice to see a new kind of monster movie. And that’s what Splinter is. With a parasitic monster attacking its prey from the inside, turning its victims into monsters themselves.
A nice young couple (played by Jill Wagner and Paolo Constanzo) are trying to enjoy a romantic camping getaway, but it is thwarted, first by their inability to be outdoorsy, then by fugitives, and most extremely, by a parasitic creature that wants to kill the crap out of them. They’ll have to fight a physical, mental and emotional battle to survive.
I know what you are thinking, "Oooh, scary. Yeah right. I ain’t afraid of no tapeworms" but this isn’t the case. The parasite is terribly painful, and it contorts its host with a mechanical control of the body, muscles. The way the inhabited people look is seriously scary, and it does truly create the sense of danger you need for horror to work.
The plot works really well, with a solid foundation in the couple’s story, with very few flaws. There is a good sense of claustrophobia once the survivors get locked into a convenience store, and the nothingness that surrounds the place really enhances how difficult their task of survival will be. I liked this movie a lot and definitely recommend it to horror and thriller fans alike