Splice, in a sence is about a family. Early on we find out that Elsa wants to have a child with her boyfriend, Clive- who doesn't, and so triggers off the 'makeing' of dren by Elsa ombineing her own DNA- makeing a surrigate daughter for herself. Though this goes wrong as Dren- like her mother, and any other child has 'temper tantrums' when she doesn't ge her way, causeing Elsa to part-way go down her mother's routes and start physiclly abuseing Dren via slapping and pulling her when Dren has acted against her 'mother'. Guillermo Del Toro, executave producer of Splice said " What I find scary about splice is not the cloneing or the genetic malipulation or the spliceing of genes and all thoughs things, What I find is that is a sort of a horrible family story"- Splice|Featurette #1 the idea of the movie (2010), Youtube. Meaning that Splice is half to do with genetic spliceing and half to do with a family plot that unfolds as Dren grows older and understands much more.
|Dren as a curious 'toddler'|
|Dren Child (left) and Dren Adult Female (Right)|