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Wilkins Gets A Splinter

The horror movie industry is the best starting place for young filmmakers. Getting a cheap horror flick out on DVD is easy, and it could get you noticed pretty quick. The grand number of film festivals focused on our genre also aids in getting talent noticed, such as Toby Wilkins.

Over at Variety some good news regarding Wilkins’ first big directorial feature, Splinter, is getting around. The film about “… a quiet gas station on a lonely freeway where a terrifying virus-like monster inhabits the bodies of its victims and drives them with a relentless lust for blood” has been picked up by ContentFilm Intl.

Splinter is scheduled to shoot sometime this summer, and its cast will soon be revealed to the public. When we know more, you’ll find it here.

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Mike Phalin

Since 1997, Michael Patrick Phalin has been a contributing writer to various websites including Dread Central, iMockery, Bloody Disgusting and KrytenSyxx. During the early 1980s, Phalin's love of the movie industry was fueled by the VHS tapes he found during his time spent at the video rental store his mother worked at. Rather than attending a daycare regularly, young Michael would form a tower of tapes with interesting cover art and go watch each one, the very first of these being the original 'A Nightmare on Elm Street.' From that point he was hooked on horror and the process behind creating special effects. In his twenties, Mike met Steve 'Uncle Creepy' Barton and was soon aiding the horror website Dread Central with film reviews. As the site grew in popularity, Phalin soon started writing news stories and conducting interviews on a daily basis. After a few years, he decided to take a break from writing to focus on other opportunities. After moving to a beach community with his wife Michelle, both were cast to appear in the final season of A&E's home improvement show 'Fix This Yard' in 2013. This event rekindled Mike's love of the entertainment industry. Between the time he spends being with his family, Michael continues to contribute to Dread Central both with writing and photography. In his mid-thirties, Phalin took up oil painting after being inspired by an episode of Bob Ross. Pieces of his artwork and photography can be found on his Tumblr and official website.