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Published on January 12th, 2015 | by Richard Boom

Review: The Scribbler

Once upon a time creator Dan Schaffer to me personally, was the discovery of a lifetime. His character Dogwitch was as crazy and as sexy as they get, the art was stunning, the story was completely over the top and the supporting cast of that series was such a treat (both visually and in dialogue) it could have its own series!

scribblerposter.608x902Aside from ‘Dogwitch’, Dan Schaffer had many more ideas and one of his ideas was about a SCRIBBLER. Originally published by Image Comics in 2006, this mind-bending graphic novel of THE SCRIBBLER was the base for this movie, which Schaffer himself adapted for the big screen.

The premise: THE SCRIBBLER concerns Suki (played by Arrow-actress Katie 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?

Suki is the one scribbling all over the walls, letting her inner voices come out through words on walls. Suki is treated by a eerie doctor (played by Billy Campbell) and aided by buddy Hogan (by Garret Dillahunt) Suki will be self-medicating using this machine she rebuild when she had one of her episodes. The machine is almost godlike, making sure Suki is either to unlock her full potential or just make her the next suicide splattered all over the pavement.

The ultimate good versus evil fight is one I am leaving unspoiled since that one really triggered my own sensory overload and you need to experience that first-hand!

So, what is the verdict?

Sure I loved the Avengers, the Equilizer, and the Hobbit… but aside of those blockbusters THIS is the 2014-movie you all need to see!!
Dan Schaffer is rocking it!!
You just HAVE to see this movie! This is what happens when an independent mind/creator finds a great outlet and is aided by a great cast to make a great movie, which will linger on longer in the residue of your brain then the next Cameron Diaz flick, that is for sure!

TIP: experience the movie, go and buy the Original Graphic Novel (HERE, re-released by First Comics) and make sure to also order DOGWITCH for even more out-of-the-box experiences!

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About the Author

Richard is the driving force behind Comics for Sinners. His love and admiration for female comic book characters is virtually unparalleled, which immediately explains his biggest 'sin': his Hot Mummy fetish. This sketchbook theme is philogynistic in nature and even the source of his WIP comic book series "The Sisterhood".

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