The Scribbler (2014) – Follows A Woman With Dissociative Identity Disorder

The Scribbler - Movie

In the movie The Scribbler, Suki (Katie Cassidy), a young woman with multiple personality disorder, explains her condition to a cop and a criminal psychologist. While the cop tends to question her stories as lies, the psychologist tries to understand what actually happened as a cause of those deaths in that building known as a halfway house, resided by a “cured” insane lot on their way back to society.

The psychologist tries to join dots in the so-called metaphors cited by Suki. To understand the confusing narratives a little more: Suki, who is working her way back into society, moves in the building but still under a procedure called “Siamese Burn”. The procedure uses shock therapy through a machine that gradually kills extra personalities.

On her arrival at the halfway house, Suki meets a number of strange characters who have all their psychological conditions to deal with. As she tries to settle in, a string of suicide – everyone jumping off the building – draws attention. While Suki tries to kill each conflicting personalities inside her, the fear of losing her real personality takes over her.

Under such chaotic circumstances, when the question arises “Who is the real Suki?” a very unique but silent personality named The Scribbler takes control of her. The film somehow manages to show the struggle inside the innersole when she finds out that one of those multiple personalities turns out to be herself.

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Watch the Movie Trailer – The Scribbler

Average cinegoers will surely find this very confusing amid its substandard narration and a haphazard attempt to turn a graphic novel into a 1hr: 28 minutes long feature film.  One positive thing I can certainly talk about is the acting of Katie Cassidy. She is amazing in playing Suki with those multiple personalities, which makes you believe that her character still stands tall in this disappointing comic book genre film.

The Scribbler (film)
A thriller directed by John Suits and written by Daniel Schaffer. The film’s storyline is based on Schaffer’s graphic novel of the same name.

Starring: Katie Cassidy, Garret Dillahunt, Michelle Trachtenberg, Eliza Dushku, Gina Gershon, Sasha Grey, Kunal Nayyar with Billy Campbell and Michael Imperioli
Director: John Suits
Based on The Scribbler by Daniel Schaffer
Cinematography Mark Putnam
Release Date/Year: September 19, 2014 (United States)

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