One flick that unfortunately flew under the AITH radar is Simeon Halligan's U.K. creature-feature SPLINTERED, which was completed in late 2010. After some difficulty finding global distribution, the film is getting a DVD and Blu-ray release from Well Go USA. Peep the deets below!
From an official press release:
PLANO, TEXAS. (January 30, 2012) – A group of teenagers exploring a creepy abandoned building discover a terrifying creature on a blood-thirsty rampage in the horror-thriller Splintered, debuting on Blu-ray™ + DVD Combo Pack and DVD March 20th from Well Go USA Entertainment. The film stars Stephen Martin Walters (TV’s “Skins”), Holly Weston, Sacha Dhawan (TV’s “Outsourced”), Sadie Pickering, Jonathan Readwin (Dread), Sol Heras and Colin Tierney. The film won six awards at the Screamfest Horror Film Festival, including Best Picture, Best Directing, Best Editing, Best Score, Best Special Effects and Best Make-Up. In addition, it was nominated for Best Horror Film at the 35th Annual Saturn Awards and for Most Memorable Mutilation for the arm removal scene at Spike TV's 2009 Scream Awards. Bonus features include a behind-the-scenes featurette and deleted scenes. Splintered will be available in a Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack for $26.98 SRP and on standard DVD for $19.98 SRP.
The premise, more specifically:
Troubled teen Sophie drags her friends deep into a forest in search of a local legend - a wild beast, half animal and half man, that uses its cunning ability and brutal strength to kill for pleasure. But when the beast leads Sophie and her friend, John, to an abandoned orphanage, the hunters become the hunted.