80s slasher craze in its purest form
cannot believe this isn't heralded as one of its decade's finest; really wish deborah brock went on to shoot more
I feel like a lot of reviews here seem to read this on surface level; as if this were a thoughtless reiteration of an, arguably, quite dangerous, sociopolitical agenda, solely and exclusively propagandistic in its intent; I believe that Trueba's film is very much self-aware in its depiction of specific character types; its reflections on unfinished works of art and beauty in imperfection paired with the final evocation of Kiarostami's Taste of Cherry (1997) is much more complex than most critics are giving it credit for
ping pong scene and everything afterwards really elevated this to something special
1 minute in: Wow, the into credits look really cool and creative and are setting the mood for a monster horror flick perfectly!
30 minutes: This movie offers some pretty unique and purposeful creature design, and it does also feature great performances from the two leading actors.
60 minutes: Man, Splice has a lot of interesting things to say about genetic design and everything that makes us human. It may have quite generic stock music, clichéd editing and dumb characters…