Trapped in an isolated gas station by a voracious Splinter parasite that transforms its still-living victims into deadly hosts, a young couple and an escaped convict must find a way to work together to survive this primal terror.
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An R-rated "Twilight Zone" episode or particularly adept Stephen King short story shot and edited to take full advantage of its clickety-ick mechanical effects and fluorescent-glare setting. Tidy and tense without making a fuss.
The Thing in a gas station? Yes please!!! Very good creature feature where the creature is not shown in full which is a BIG plus. The story, while simple, is highly effective and the actors do good work with their characters. With its lean running time there is virtually no excess here which makes for a real fun ride.
Piss-poor camerawork and an aggravating, cowardly, passive, useless, pussy-whipped, reckless and altogether unlikely nerd protagonist turn this potentially chilling monster movie into an offensive time-waster.
The splinter creature was pretty disgusting and effective, but the fast-paced, jumpy editing is tired and takes away from it. This was an otherwise pretty boring addition to the dying modern America horror genre.