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Toby Wilkins

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About the Movie

A young couple and an escaped convict find themselves working together to survive and escape from a vicious parasitic monster that transforms people into bloodthirsty hosts.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 34
  • Fresh: 25
  • Rotten: 9
  • Average Rating: 6.3/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: With Splinter, the director Toby Wilkins honors the conventions of the horror genre with skill and enough wit to keep the scares sharp. – A.O. Scott, New York Times, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: A nifty horror movie that doesn't claim to be anything other than a zippy exercise in creature-feature entertainment. – Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: This is classic Halloween fun, with plenty of thrills and chills, surprisingly believable performances, and healthy doses of humor. – Claudia Puig, USA Today, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: Whenever a romantic couple in a movie goes camping in the remote woods, you just know it's a bad idea. – Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Very pleasant surprise

Got this "On Demand" through my cable company, and found it to be a really nicely crafted old-school horror movie. Reminded me a lot of the late-seventies, early-eighties horror movies that cut right to the chase. There are some genuinely creepy moments (the way the "infected" people move is disturbing), and it's well worth owning. If you're looking for a gory, entertaining, no-nonsense return to good horror, look no further.

definitely worth owning

Firstly it should be noted that "Splinter" has one of the most inventive monsters in decades -- that alone is enough of a reason to check it out -- but the story and characters make the movie work on a level that many big-budget films do not. I hope the filmmakers get bigger and bigger budgets to work with, I think they've proven they know how to make a thoroughly compelling film.

Best Horror Film of 2008

As an entertainment writer, I see plenty of bad movies, a decent amount of good ones, and a few great ones. I would call "Splinter" great. Being a horror afficionado, I can say that "Splinter" was easily among the best horror films to come out in 2008. My absolute favorite of the year. A great creature flick with tight pacing, good acting, a beautiful lead, compelling characters, and wonderful bits of horror violence. This is one horror flick not to be missed.

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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Horror
  • Released: 2009

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