You got to love those eco-horrors, and Splinter is an example of that being done right. It is a movie that slipped under everyone's radars, but definitely should be given more notice than it got.
The movie is about a couple who are planning to camp in the woods, but things don't go according to plan. So they decide to stay the night in a hotel instead, and while traveling to find one, they end up carjacked by another couple trying to escape to Mexico. Due to car troubles, they stop at a local gas station, but everyone ends up stuck there as they find themselves battling parasitical organisms with a taste for human blood.
It goes without saying this movie is fast paced, tense, and very gory at times. It reminded me of Evil Dead levels of gore, and partly that's what drew me in even more as I was watching, as well as there being some body horror elements. The creatures in the movie are unique and really makes you think. There are so much about nature that we do not know, and yet we think we are above it all. We see ourselves as the apex predators, consuming and subverting everything we see in our path. But as this movie proves as an example, nature can and will have the upper hand. And the people in this movie had to experience everything while being trapped in claustrophobic conditions. They had to figure out ways to try to outsmart the creatures. And even in the end, they thought they won, but ends up the creature is very persistent.
Definitely recommend checking this one out if you haven't already. If you seen Splinter, be sure to leave your thoughts below!!!
Till next time, stay safe and stay scared!! -Tha Thrilla-