Splintered Blu-ray review

  • Actors: Stephen Walters, Holly Weston, Sacha Dhawan, Jonathan Readwin

  • Director: Simeon Halligan

  • Language: English

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

  • Number of discs: 2

  • Rated: Unrated

  • Studio: Well Go USA

  • Release Date: March 20, 2012

  • Run Time: 85 minutes

  •             Splintered is just another one of those awful horror films attempting to latch on to the rise in popularity in the genre. For every successful mainstream vampire movie, we have two dozen straight to home entertainment. With Splintered it is the werewolf film which has been unnecessarily pillaged, and it is being done by UK director Simeon Halligan.

                Splintered begins like so many other horror films, with a group of teens traveling to the woods for a weekend trip. Troubled Sophie (Holly Weston) is convinced that there is a beast lurking in the wilderness, one which is half human and half man. They bring a camera in hopes of discovering the legend, but instead find themselves hunted down one-by-one. There are few surprises within the film, except for how slowly it moves at times.

                There is some action and some suspense, but a surprisingly small amount of scares for a horror film. While there are moments of expected violence and gore, it is so slow in reaching these moments that they are hardly as effective once they arrive. The Blu-ray high definition also does little for the unimpressive cinematography and effects. The special features include a behind-the-scenes featurette, as well as deleted scenes and a trailer.

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