Splinter may well be one of the best-kept secrets in an industry that depends on publicity and buzz, so it definitely comes as a surprise that this will apparently be one of the titles to go up against aging superstar Saw V in theatres this Halloween. Containing a vast array of terror hotties like Laurel Whitsett, Rachel Kerbs, and Jill Wagner, it’ll be coming out for a limited release in theatres.
And frankly, I’m downright pissed about that because this one has the look of a serious batch of nightmare fuel—the plot synopsis reads like a horribly coked-up version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers and features parasites called “Splinters” that possess human hosts and reshape the bodies of their hosts to suit their own ends. A young couple and an escaped convict need to work together to escape the isolated gas station the Splinter has them trapped in. Tell me that wouldn’t be creepy as all hell if done properly!
I just hope the “limited” release isn’t so limited that I’ve got to wait for it to come out on video.