DVD ART FOR “SPLINTER” HITS THE WEB

Posted on 19th November 2008 by aaron in Indie Horror News,News - Tags: , , ,

Source: SHOCK TILL YOU DROP

Here’s the scoop from the good ‘ol boils ‘n ghouls over at SHOCK TILL YOU DROP:

DVD release details have surfaced for Toby Wilkins’ Splinter. DVD Active got their hands on an early look at the official cover art (below), not to be confused with the leaked version a few weeks back. The disc streets on January 27th with behind-the-scenes footage, deleted scenes and a making-of featurette.

Starring Shea Whigham, Paulo Costanzo and Jill Wagner, Splinter finds a young couple retreating to the wilderness for a camping weekend, but their romantic idyll is shattered when they are car-jacked by an escaped convict and his girlfriend on the run from the police. As the foursome travel the backroads together, each plotting their next move, they find themselves in deeper trouble than any of them could have imagined – a blood-crazed, parasitic creature that absorbs the corpses of its victims has laid claim to the woods, and the two couples are now in its sights. Finding shelter at an abandoned gas station, they must use their wits and every weapon at their disposal to stave off the onslaught, not only from the insatiable creature, but also each other…

Lookin’ forward to this one.  Keep it Creepy!

SPLINTER TRAILER HITS THE WEB

Posted on 26th September 2008 by aaron in Uncategorized - Tags: , , ,

Check it out boils ‘n ghouls!

For those that don’t remember what SPLINTER’s all about check out the official site, or clicky on this link!

Keepin’ that independent horror movie makin’ spirit alive…that’s what I’M talkin’ about!

UPDATE: MPAA Hates The SPLINTER Poster?

Picked up this bit of news from the boils ‘n ghouls over at Shock Till You Drop:

“This morning we were requested by Magnolia (where Magnet is housed) to remove all copies of it from ShockTillYouDrop.com. According to our studio contacts, the MPAA has come down on them over the one-sheet. We cooperated, but now, unfortunately, some of you who haven’t seen it won’t be able to see what the fuss it about.

The one-sheet was simple. Plenty of weathered, white negative space with the title “Splinter” splattered in red. Below that, near the credits block, you see a hand coming over what appears to be a window frame. The hand is blackened (like a frostbite victim) and has giant, sharp splinters jutting up from the knuckles. Nothing too gruesome. Very subtle.

Our reps tell us the issue wasn’t so much over the artwork as it was about the timing of the poster’s release and various “approval” business – nothing too exciting.

So, a new poster is coming shortly, I just wanted to give you a heads-up as to why it’s no longer on the site.”

–My question is, since when has the MPAA been all cock ‘n balls about posters for cryin’ out loud?  I mean, I’ve seen nastier, bloodier one sheets, let me tell ya, and it didn’t seem like anyone gave two shits about them.  Could it have something to do with the fact that this is an indy flick?  We all know the MPAA gets down on its knees for STUDIO pics and let’s ’em get away with, ahem, murder, but they’ve always been assholes to the independents.  Well, fuck ’em, they haven’t contacted me, so in case you’re wonderin’, here’s that poster they’ve got their panties in a wad about:

SPLINTER

Posted on 19th September 2008 by aaron in Indie Horror News,News - Tags: , ,

Picked up news of the new horror flick splinter from all corners of the horror side of the internets.  The basic rundown is this, from Horror Movies.ca:

Splinter is set in and around 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. The virus monster is said to twist the bodies of its prey into the shapes best suited to pursue its unrelenting desire to infect more victims and kill again.

Seems pretty dern interesting. Click on the two teaser posters below for a link to the official site, either one’ll do the trick, and keep checking Backwoods Horror for more info on this upcoming indie creepshow!