Splinter

The 2008 offerings once more walk among us.
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Post by Goosebumps » Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:29 pm

I enjoyed tis one, loved the whole junkie banging her face against the window. I did get the giggles though during this one I think it was the red bull and sugar... and tracker bar...

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Post by Reanimator » Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:32 pm

My second favourite movie of the night - this was excellent!

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Post by gizmo » Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:43 pm

Really liked this one, good jump moments and brill specail effects, hope they do some decent extras on the effects when its out to buy, defo in the top three films for me along with Hush and the Children.........The hand moments kept reminding me of face huggers from Aliens or is that me being a plank, did anyone else think that?
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Post by lupogirl » Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:51 pm

Compared with Gnaw. This had jumps and some rather good special effects. Really enjoyed this one!
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Post by Girl Serial Killer » Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:13 pm

gizmo wrote:The hand moments kept reminding me of face huggers from Aliens or is that me being a plank, did anyone else think that?
The hand had me thinking of Evil Dead.

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Post by The Soapmaker » Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:29 pm

Very well done, although I did think it slowed down a bit too much once they were trapped in the petrol station. Call me a softie, but I liked the characters and was glad the "nice" couple survived.

Unfortunately I did nod off for a couple of minutes at one point - tiredness was setting in. I'd like to see the film again, on its own, to fully appreciate it.

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Post by streetrw » Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:18 am

It's okay; not too bad. I'd have liked a clearer view of the creatures as they're all shot in a fast-cut hand-held technique and I'm of the school of thought that in a monster movie, you should show the bloomin' monster.

It was around this point in proceedings that I started to waver a little as far as maintaining consciousness was concerned. But only a little.

(And they solved the cellphone problem by the simple method - the bad guy chucks them out of the window. Which is at least better than "no signal".)

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Post by AliceCooperFan » Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:12 pm

Pretty good. Great organic-terror concept, but I too wish I’d have been able to see its effects more clearly. Whenever an infected person (or body part) was onscreen, the cuts got faster and the camera got shakier. Still, enjoyable stuff and worth another look when more awake…

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Post by odishon » Wed Nov 05, 2008 1:30 pm

Good fun. Hard to pass further judgement as was SO tired by then. Will probably view again on DVD.

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Post by sherbetbizarre » Thu Dec 04, 2008 3:14 pm

Interview with director Toby Wilkins:

He was born in London, and followed up Splinter with the direct-to-DVD The Grudge 3...

INTERVIEW

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