This October 10th-19th will see the return of Screamfest to LA’s Grauman’s Chinese 6 Theater, and we’ve been giving you bits and pieces on it since the festival first started compiling its schedule of horror films. Well, no more piecemeal; it's time for the entire feast!
Reviewed by Johnny Butane Starring Shea Whigham, Paul Costanzo, Jill Wagner Directed by Toby Wilkins
A friend of mine had a chance to check out Toby Wilkins’ directorial debut, Splinter, recently and reported back that it’s a helluva lot of fun! I mean, it’s a story about a parasite that makes its host into flesh-craving mad maersons; what could go wrong?
Trapped in an isolated gas station by a veracious 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.
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The official site for Toby Wilkins’ feature debut, Splinter, kicked in the doors of the internet over the weekend and it’s very ... pointy. Lots and lots of sharp edges on this one, but don’t take my word for it; check out the Splinter site here to see what I mean.
Toby Wilkins’ name is all over the place as of late, thanks to his being the first director to be attached to a Grudge film who’s name doesn’t start with Takashi and end with Shimizu, and now he’s getting even more attention thanks to Magnet nabbing is first film, Splinter, for distribution in the US.
** Editor's Note: Pics were removed by request of the filmmakers** While Toby Wilkins preps to get behind the camera to direct the incredibly unwelcome sequel, The Grudge 3, the folks over at Upcoming Horror Movies managed to find out more about his feature debut, Splinter, which we’ve not heard of in months ("Wilkins Gets a Splinter" – May 2007).
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.