Splinter

Man oh man. I finally caught Splinter the other day due to my friend Carl’s recommendation and HOLYCRAP WAS IT AWESOME.

It’s about a couple who gets kidnapped by an ex-con – only to end up trapped inside a gas station by the craziest parasite ever put on film. I mean, this thing is BRUTAL. Spiky, and brutal. I can’t really say anything else without ruining what happens, but this thing has some of the best special F/X and bloody gore I’ve ever seen. Just a really fantastic little horror film.

Definitely recommended! Check it out.

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SQUIRM-A-RIFFIC

Here’s a recent gore flick that surprised me – The Ruins. If you examine the story too closely, you’re gonna find some big, gaping holes, but goodgoddamn this movie made me uncomfortable – which to me, means some good entertainment.

Here’s the tamest scene I could come up with that still relates the super-squirmy feel of every gory scene.

In addition to the awesomely realistic looking blood, this definitely has some of the best foley work I’ve ever witnessed. Just re-watching a little bit for this post made me hurt.

Not for the Squeamish

I was rewatching both Alien and Aliens this weekend, and while they are not ‘technically’ horror films, there do both contain quite a bit of lovely splatter…and not just your regular garden variety splatter, either. There’s human blood splatter, synthetic android splatter, and alien blood splatter. Hooray!

Anyway – speaking of splatter: I found an extended clip of the chest burster scene that illustrates both Ridley Scott’s genius camera work, and some STUNNING special F/X work. Check Veronica Cartwright and Tom Skerrit’s faces, the fountain O’blood coming out John Hurt’s chest – and the blood drip off the ceiling. SO COOL!