Splinter (2008)

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  • IMDb page: Splinter (2008)
  • Rate: 6.2/10 total 12,274 votes 
  • Genre: Drama | Horror | Thriller
  • Release Date: 3 April 2009 (Turkey)
  • Runtime: 82 min
  • Filming Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
  • Director: Toby Wilkins
  • Stars: Shea Whigham, Jill Wagner and Paulo Costanzo
  • Original Music By: Elia Cmiral   
  • Soundtrack: Better Off Dead
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Parasite | Gas Station | Woods | Escaped Convict | Tent

Writing Credits By:

  • Ian Shorr (written by) &
  • Kai Barry (written by)
  • Toby Wilkins  uncredited

Known Trivia

  • At the end of the movie Farrell gives Seth the key to a lock box in a bank in Platt and tells him to go there to get his nest egg to give to the trucker’s wife. The address listed on the tag is 1060 W. Addison. This is the address for Wrigley Field, the home of the Chicago Cubs in Chicago, IL.

Goofs: Continuity: The truck which Polly is driving in the early scenes, and which remains parked outside the service station for the remainder of the film, is either a '94 or '95 Toyota 4Runner. However, in the final scenes when the gas station goes up in flames, the 4Runner is replaced with a mid-eighties Isuzu Trooper.

Plot: Trapped in an isolated gas station by a voracious Splinter parasite that transforms its still living victims into deadly hosts, a young couple and an escaped convict must find a way to work together to survive this primal terror. Full summary » |  »

Story: While camping in the woods, Polly Watt and her clumsy boyfriend Seth Belzer damage their tent. They decide to spend the night in a low-budget motel. Meanwhile the criminals, Lacey Belisle and Dennis Farell, have trouble with their runaway car while heading to Platt and they walk on the lonely road. When Polly passes by Lacey, she stops the car and the couple is rendered by Dennis. However, Polly hits something in the road and while replacing the tire, they are attacked by a weird splinter. The car overheats and they stop in a gas station, where they are trapped by zombies, victims of the splinter parasite.Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  

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Produced By:

  • Iqbal Ahmed known as co-producer
  • Kai Barry known as producer
  • Graham Begg known as executive producer
  • Dori Begley known as executive producer
  • Chad Burris known as executive producer
  • Jamie Carmichael known as executive producer
  • John Glosser known as co-producer
  • Jason Janego known as executive producer
  • Ted Kroeber known as producer
  • Raj Patil known as co-producer
  • Tom Quinn known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Charles Baker known as Blake Sherman Jr.
  • Jill Wagner known as Polly Watt
  • Paulo Costanzo known as Seth Belzer
  • Shea Whigham known as Dennis Farell
  • Rachel Kerbs known as Lacey Belisle
  • Laurel Whitsett known as Sheriff Terri Frankel

..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

  • Ozzy Alvarez known as special makeup effects department head
  • Christian Beckman known as special makeup and creature effects producer: Quantum Creation FX
  • Sophia Coronado known as special makeup effects technician: Quantum Creation FX
  • Robert Kato DeStefan known as special makeup effects artist: Quantum Creation FX
  • Gary Domasin known as key makeup artist
  • Kelly Golden known as special makeup effects artist
  • Jacqueline Makkee known as special makeup effects artist: Quantum Creation FX
  • Danielle Noe known as key special makeup effects artist: Quantum Creation FX
  • Shelly Price known as key hair stylist
  • Justin Raleigh known as special makeup and creature effects supervisor: Quantum Creation FX
  • Ray Shaffer known as mold maker
  • Brett Stern known as special makeup effects artist: Quantum Creation FX

Art Department:

  • Sean P. Egan known as art department assistant
  • Sean Lynch known as property master
  • Carla Marie Rugg known as assistant art director
  • Summer Spooner known as product placement/clearance coordinator


Production Companies:

  • Indion Entertainment Group

Other Companies:

  • Creative Artists Agency (CAA)  domestic sales
  • Eastside Communications  publicity: Germany
  • Goff Law  legal
  • Monkeyland Audio  re-recording and adr facilities
  • Technicolor  release printing

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  • Best Film (2008) (Poland) (theatrical)
  • Cathay (2008) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Civic Impex (2008) (Russia) (theatrical)
  • Gussi Films (2008) (Mexico) (theatrical)
  • Icon Film Distribution (2008) (Australia) (theatrical)
  • J-Bics (2008) (Thailand) (theatrical)
  • Lusomundo (2008) (Portugal) (theatrical)
  • Magnet Releasing (2008) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Paris Filmes (2008) (Brazil) (theatrical)
  • Rapi Films (2008) (Indonesia) (theatrical)
  • Ascot Elite Home Entertainment (2009) (Germany) (DVD)
  • Avsar Film (2008) (Turkey) (all media)
  • CatchPlay (2009) (Taiwan) (all media)
  • E1 Entertainment Benelux (2009) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • Magnolia Home Entertainment (2009) (USA) (DVD)
  • Magnolia Home Entertainment (2009) (USA) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Magnolia Magnet (2008) (USA) (all media)
  • Paris Filmes (2010) (Brazil) (DVD)

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Special Effects:

  • Framework Studio
  • Quantum Creation FX (creatures and make-up effects)

Visual Effects by:

  • Alan De Castro known as digital artist
  • Cristian A. Kong known as digital compositor
  • Josh Miyaji known as digital compositor

Release Date:

  • USA 31 October 2008 (limited)
  • France 30 January 2009 (Gérardmer Film Festival)
  • Germany 5 February 2009 (European Film Market)
  • Turkey 3 April 2009
  • Canada 14 April 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • USA 14 April 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Netherlands 19 April 2009 (Imagine Film Festival)
  • France 16 June 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Russia 9 July 2009
  • Kazakhstan 31 July 2009
  • Hungary 4 September 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Austria 24 October 2009 (Vienna International Film Festival)
  • Mexico 20 November 2009
  • Netherlands 1 December 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Peru 28 January 2010

MPAA: Rated R for violence/gore and language


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