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The Splinter Fungus is the main antagonist of the 2008 American action-horror film Splinter.

The Splinter Fungus is a parasitic alien that jabs itself into animals and humans, kills them, and then reanimates their bodies as zombies under its control.

Appearance

The Splinter Fungus manifests as a series of thin black quills.

Powers and Abilities

The Splinter Fungus possesses the following powers and abilities:

  • Possession

Fate

The last of the possessed corpses are burned alive after the gas station the film is set in is ignited. However, the ending reveals that the forest is filled with infected corpses that are soon to reanimate.

Trivia

  • The Splinter Fungus was partially based on the Cordyceps fungus, which infects ants and cicadas and turns them into zombified puppets.

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