Fright Club Live: Splinter (2008)
- Fri, Mar 8
Director: Toby Wilkins Run Time: 82 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2008
Starring: Charles Baker, Jill Wagner, Paulo Costanzo, Rachel Kerbs, Shea Whigham
Country: United States
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About the film:
The feature film debut from award-winning British horror director Toby Wilkins, Splinter (2008) is an exhilarating ride of jolts and laughs, and a throw back to the classic creature features of the early 70s and 80s.
“Loaded with blood, guts, gore, the perfect anti-hero and a hilariously fun plot.”
A young couple retreats to the wilderness for a romantic camping weekend, but their idyll is shattered when they are car-jacked by an escaped convict and his girlfriend on the run from the police. As the foursome travel the back roads together, each plotting their next move, they find themselves in deeper trouble than any of them could have imagined — a blood-crazed, parasitic creature that absorbs the corpses of its victims has laid claim to the woods, and the two couples are now in its sights.
Finding shelter at an abandoned gas station, they must use their wits and every weapon at their disposal to stave off the onslaught, not only from the insatiable creature, but also each other…
About the filmmaker:
Toby Wilkins is an award-winning British film and television director and editor who specializes in genre narratives. Among other accolades, his feature debut Splinter (2008) won six ScreamFest Awards including Best Director and Best Picture, received a Saturn Award nomination for Best Horror Film, and was featured in the 2014 documentary The 50 Best Horror Movies You’ve Never Seen. Wilkins’ short film work includes Staring at the Sun (2005), which premiered at Sundance and received the Best Horror Short award at ScreamFest, and Kidney Thieves (2006), which won awards at several festivals. He also directed the feature film The Grudge 3 (2009) and episodes of the television series Devil’s Trade in 2007, MTV’s Teen Wolf in 2011, and Chosen in 2014.See our upcoming films