Review | Splice

Credit: Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

Opens: Friday, 6/4

Us Rating: ***

A scientist couple (Sarah Polley and Adrien Brody) blend animal and human DNA to create Dren (Delphine Chaneac), a beautiful, deadly monster in this modern-day Frankenstein story. The thriller boasts true scares and seamless special effects (watch for when Dren sprouts wings). Plus, Brody and Polley, as Dren's "parents," bring psychological depth to a movie that's also a sly wink at how having children changes even the best partnerships.

-- Thelma Adams