Bonkers Action Flick The Scribbler Gets Bloody With A Moody NSFW Trailer

By Nick Venable | 6 years ago

I’ve talked about John Suits’ futuristic thriller The Scribbler here before, and it’s always with a sense of “WTF is happening?” Not wishing to sound like a broken record in introducing the film’s recent NSFW international trailer, I of course don’t want to continue harping on the inarticulate approach to this movie’s marketing, but I’m delightfully intrigued all over again by sheer confusion. Maybe one of my other personalities knows the situation.

Arrow‘s Katie Cassidy stars as Suki, a woman suffering from multiple-personality disorder. She moves into a halfway house with other former mental patients, attempting to cure herself with a new, experimental procedure involving a personality destroyer called The Siamese Burn. Each time Suki uses it to eliminate one of her other personas, the machine begins to change, affecting Suki’s life as it does.

If that wasn’t bad enough, every time she uses the machine, she blacks out, and dead bodies start piling up at the halfway house. Is she responsible? The cops seem to think so, but it won’t be that simple. Plus, there’s that whole “writing backwards and having ink show up all over her hands” stuff.

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The Scribbler is based on the graphic novel of the same name created by Dan Shaffer, and slowly turns into something resembling a superhero story as Suki begins to battle other forms of her personality. Sometimes while wearing a sweet ass stylized skeleton shirt. And why wouldn’t it take the heroic route? Her doctor is played by Billy Campbell, better known as The Rocketeer. At least to some people.

I expected the NSFW portion of this trailer to contain a bunch of F-bombs, but it was really just for all the boobs and blood shown, which was…comforting? It’s a visually dynamic looking movie, not on the far end of the comic spectrum as Sin City, but still relies on eye-popping contrast more than a Marvel film. Which perhaps means the nudity and violence may feel more cartoonish than realistic, earning the R-rating but not getting sadistically gratuitous about things. And then maybe it won’t feel that way at all. Regardless, any movie with Sasha Grey in bunny ears is a requisite R.

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Now put your glowing blue peepers on the first trailer released a month ago, which gives a larger sense to the madness that is The Scribbler.

Find The Scribbler on VOD starting September 19, and look out for my review of it, which I’ll write from 9 different points of view while standing on the side of a building.

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