The Scribbler is a thriller directed by John Suits, based on the 2006 graphic novel by Daniel Schaffer, who also wrote the script.
Katie Cassidy stars as Suki, a young woman with multiple personality disorder, who decides to undergo an experimental procedure to cure her illness. Garret plays Hogan, an old friend of hers.
Also starring: Michelle Trachtenberg, Eliza Dushku, Gina Gershon, Michael Imperioli, Billy Campbell, Sasha Grey, Ashlynn Yennie, Kunal Nayyar, and T.V. Carpio.
The film went into production in May 2012. It was released in theatres on September 19, 2014.
THE SCRIBBLER concerns Suki (Cassidy), a young woman 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’s haunted by a thought… what if the last unwanted identity turns out to be her?
The Siamese Burn is an experimental machine designed to eliminate multiple personalities. And it works. SUKI is down to her last unwanted identity. But now she’s losing time, and the machine is changing, doing something new. Something that’s going to turn her world inside out. And that unwanted identity… what do you do when it turns out to be you?
SYNOPSIS 3 (graphic novel):
“THE SCRIBBLER is not a superhero story, but it might be superhero story in negative,” explains Schaffer. “The heroes are all nutters, characters with secret identities so secret, even they don’t know about them! And they’re engaged in a fight between good and evil that might not even exist. It’s not so much a dissection of superheroes themselves, because this is really not a superhero book, but it is an exploration of archetypes, the reasons we invent them, and how we use them to create and fight invisible wars.”
Confined to Juniper Tower, a halfway house for crazies where suicides are a daily occurrence, Suki starts losing time – whole days – and somebody’s been modifying the Siamese Burn in her absence. With the help of Hogan, an old hospital boyfriend, and a cranky hallway stalker called Alice The Pusher, Suki plays a dangerous game experimenting with the machine, trying to understand its ultimate purpose. But each time she plugs herself in, the machine changes… and so does she. The Scribbler is growing and fighting to get out.
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