02 June 2010


Directed by: Vincenzo Natali
Written by: Vincenzo Natali, Antoinette Terry Bryant & Doug Taylor
Full credits at IMDb

"Was this ever about science?" one renegade researcher asks another in the middle of Splice. And, while looking back over this genetics-gone-mad-gone-cute-gone-mad-again movie, it's a fair question. In fairness, the film's first third is about science…sorta. But then it slips into an allegorical parenting dramedy, before ending as a Jeepers Creepers-like cast-attrition slasher. Along the way, it shoulders its way past the boundaries of Good Taste, bodaciously unafraid to pursue its reactionary allegory into the sorts of weird and disturbing places most studios fear to tread, including fathers fucking daughters and sons raping mothers.

But first, that biochemistry.

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