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Mugino's rating of the film Splice

On the surface, it seems derivative of predecessors such as "Species" -- the disappointingly typical horror-movie climax reinforces this. But in the middle, there is a fascinating allegory about the perils and anxieties of parenting, especially when fraught with a family history of abuse. The comparisons to Cronenberg may be unavoidable, but somewhat inaccurate. Natali is unique in his own right.