Splintered | reviewed by: Lee Weber | April 3, 2012
entertainment value
Does tagline "From the Producer of Scum & Half Light" mean anything to you? If so you just might like this insipid cliché of a horror flick.
genre Horror | Thriller
synopsis Splintered sets its focus on Sophie (Holly Weston), a troubled young girl haunted by the abuse she suffered as a child and harbouring a deep fascination with the unexplained. In the hope of satiating her obsession with the latter, our heroine instigates a trip to the Welsh countryside with four friends, aimed at tracking down the legendary Beast of Bodmin. It seems the mythical creature – often thought to be a large wildcat or fox – has caught the public's attention once more thanks to a spate of attacks on livestock and one local farmer. It is an opportunity Sophie has decided is not to be missed and, armed with a video camera and a case of beer, the group head off into the woods. However, they soon uncover much more than they bargained for, with the female lead falling foul of a mysterious madman who locks her away in an apparent attempt to protect her from some unnamed terror.
lead actors Sacha Dhawan | Sadie Pickering | Jonathan Readwin
director Simeon Halligan