The Scribbler follows a young women named Suki (Katie Cassidy), who is confronting her destructive mental illness using "The Siamese Burn" an experimental machine designed to eliminate multiple personalities. The closer Suki comes to being "cured," she becomes more and more haunted by the thought that what if the last unwanted identity turns out to be her.
The Scribbler boasts a pretty great cast. Katie Cassidy (When a Stranger Calls, Black Christmas, Taken, A Nightmare on Elm Street), Garret Dillahunt (Raising Hope, The Last House on the Left, 12 Years a Slave), Eliza Dushku (True Lies, The New Guy, Wrong Turn, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back), and Michelle Trachtenberg (Harriet The Spy, Black Christmas, Cop Out).
The Scribbler is adapted from the graphic novel of the same name and is one of the most unique superhero origin stories i have ever seen. Breaking away from the traditional route of Marvel and DC, who are the front runners in the new wave of superhero films, The Scribbler carves out a space all it's own. Blending elements from different genres into one mind bending tale, The Scribbler is mainly an action and thriller movie but weaves heavy elements of sci-fi and even horror to tell this suspenseful story that takes us beyond one reality and into another.
If you just happened to watch this movie having not heard anything about it, you would never guess there was a superhero style story going on. The first half of the film plays out more like a stylish horror movie than anything. With Suki becoming an outpatient in her mental treatment and moving into an apartment building used to house all the crazies before they make the full transition to society. But when she hooks herself to her machine for treatment she blacks out for days at a time, only to find that one of her alter-egos has been making modifications to the machine and people keep coming up dead from presumed suicide. The film climaxes in a pretty awesome fashion and wraps everything up well. The movie is very dark in tone but also doesn't take itself too serious which helps a lot. This movie was nothing like i expected and i loved every minute of it. I highly suggest you check it out when it releases
The Scribbler will be available on DVD and Blu-ray October 21, 2014 from XLRator Media.
If you haven't seen the trailer yet, now is your chance.