Old-School Scares

'Splice' melds humor, true horror and awesome special effects

Tucson Weekly | June 9, 2010
Splice has invaded this bland summer movie season like an insane, confused partygoer told she was attending a Halloween masquerade ball rather than a friendly barbecue. It's a crazy film likely to alienate those who prefer formulaic horror (I'm talking to you, Saw fans!) while pleasing those who like their scares a little more on the outlandish side. The last sustained blast of outlandish mainstream horror came in the '80s and early '90s, when Sam Raimi, Peter Jackson, Stuart Gordon and David Cronenberg were going strong. (Most of their offerings didn't set the box office on fire, but they had

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