Year Released - 2008
Running Time - 82 minutes
Directed by Toby Wilkins
Written by Toby Wilkins, Kai Barry, and Ian Shorr
Jill Wagner (Blade: The Series)
Paulo Costenzo (40 Days and 40 Nights)
Shea Whigham (Tigerland)
Rating: 5 Skulls
Kidnapped by an escaped convict and his young accomplice, Seth Belzer and Polly Watt are thrust into the fight of their lives when the four of them become the prey of a bloodthirsty splinter parasite.
Trapped inside an abandoned gas station, the foursome is forced to band together to thwart the monster's vicious attacks and make it out alive.
Finally, a film that has lived up to its hype! [If you are already familiar with this film, then everything that you have already heard about it is absolutely true! This movie rocks!!
The film starts off at a gas station, where the attendant is suddenly attacked by what looks like some sort of bizarre animal. . .
Jump to Seth & Polly, a couple setting up their campsite so that they can have "anniversary sex under the stars". After Seth breaks one of the tent poles, the couple decides to head to a motel, unaware that just down the road an escaped convict [Farell] and his girlfriend [Lacey - who is in the midst of withdrawals] have just dumped their truck and belongings. . .
When Seth and Polly cross paths with Farell & Lacey, Farell hijacks their vehicle. Forcing Polly to drive, she then runs over 'something' [the animal/attacker from the beginning of the film] and blows a tire. While changing the tire, Farell gets a splinter in his finger from whatever it was that punctured the tire. Once again back on the road, the four then have engine trouble, which places them at the above mentioned gas station. . .
That is all you're going to get from me on this one - just buy this film [it is well worth it, especially since it has a ton of special features!]
I really liked Jill Wagner and Paulo Costenzo [Polly & Seth] in this one. I thought that they had great chemistry together. I also liked the fact that Polly was written as such a strong-willed/independent woman [reminded me of my wife]
As for Toby Wilkins - I will definitely be keeping my eye on this guy!
Here's the trailer: