In this holiday feature, we will showcase the best monster movies ever made during each day of the month, leading up to Halloween.
When their plans for a nature trip go awry, Polly Watt (Jill Wagner) and boyfriend Seth Belzer (Paulo Costanzo) decide to check into a motel. On their way, they’re carjacked and kidnapped by low-rent crooks Dennis Farell (Shea Whigham) and Lacey Belisle (Rachel Krebs), who take the victims and their SUV to a nearby gas station. Along the way, they encounter an increasingly terrifying horde of parasites, and if any of them intend to survive, they’ll have to outsmart the deadly organisms.
Splinter is a highly underrated film that doesn’t get the recognition it deserves. This wonderful creature feature flew under the radar when it was released back in 2008. I believe what makes this film so great is a combination of great story, great effects, and great acting. It’s almost a zombie movie, but different. It’s a monster that we’ve never seen before on film.
If you’ve never seen Splinter before, do yourself a favor and give it a try, you won’t be disappointed.