It seems fitting that just a few weeks after it was disclosed that humankind has successfully synthesized DNA, a nightmare version of this scientific breakthrough is unleashed on audiences in Vincenzo Natali’s Splice
. Equally thought-provoking and horrific in its imagery and the ripped-from-the-headlines subject matter, the picture is smart sci-fi that’s not afraid to flirt with taboos while still existing enough on a B-movie playing field to satisfy the genre crowd. There’s no doubt that some will dismiss it as another Species
-style sci-fi B-movie, yet those who seek it out will find that there’s more to this monster yarn than just the sex horror paral...