Quick! What’s one of the best ‘creature feature’ horror movies to come out in the last 10 years? If you just shouted out Splinter, then you win! You actually win nothing, except for some much needed self-esteem for the day possibly. But yes, one of my favorite ‘creature feature’ movies in some time is Splinter, a 2008 offering that introduced us to actor Shea Whigham (Boardwalk Empire) and also introduced on how to cut off someone’s arm with a box cutter and cinder block.
To be completely honest, it takes a lot in a movie to make me wince like a child. And this scene definitely makes me do that. It could possibly be the sawing back and forth on the arm with the box cutter…..or possibly the final blow with the cinder block that gets to me. Either way, it’s an effective gross-out scene and one that deserves multiple viewings if you’re into torturing yourself. This most likely did wonders for box cutter sales at Home Depot btw.