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I remember the movie was based in or near Louisiana. The creature was a black type ooze and attacked by body heat. The folks hid in gas station in a cooler from the creature and at one point a state trooper gets killed by the creature.

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This is Splinter (2008).

Trapped in an isolated gas station by a voracious Splinter parasite that transforms its still-living victims into deadly hosts, a young couple and an escaped convict must find a way to work together to survive this primal terror.

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  • It was a fun movie, and I knew it when I saw that question this morning. :)
    – FuzzyBoots
    Apr 18, 2020 at 15:55
  • Sounds like a reboot of The Blob, with Steve McQueen: m.imdb.com/title/tt0051418 Trapped in a diner, not a gas station. Great movie! Apr 18, 2020 at 18:44
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Dean R Koontz wrote a book featuring a monster like this. Title "Phantoms." I found it an unputdownable terrifying read.

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    Which, there was a movie adaptation of it, but I don't think it had them trapped in a gas station.
    – FuzzyBoots
    Apr 20, 2020 at 21:30

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