A Damned Take on Women in Horror Films
The Guy’s MY Point of View!
Nina’s B&E Bonus Pick – o1!
Leading Lady: Katie Cassidy
Unzip Your Head!
A young woman is facing her destructive multiple personalities using an experimental new procedure known as “The Siamese Burn.”
“This was a really off-the-wall (watch it and that comment will become much more literal) Netflix catch. The Scribbler is adapted from a graphic novel of the same name and has all the delicious nuances that come with turning finished-product storyboards into a live action film. Bring on the dinge, bring on the noir, bring on the bizarre, and bring on the psychosis! Let’s not forget to class it up with a mad-scientist device and an experimental treatment called ‘The Siamese Burn’, and… YES! Now we’re having fun!
Katie Cassidy crushed her role; she’s the most lovable, heroic, crazy, ambivalent bitch you’d ever want to meet. She plays the main character, Suki, like she’d simply slipped on another skin (or 11 if I remember correctly – though we only meet a few in the film). When I first started to watch it, I got a sci-fi vibe, and I’d squarely put it in the sci-fi/horror crossover genre. It’s not stright-up horror, but what is these days? I’d love to say it was riveting, or brilliant, or epic, or any of the other great catch-your-attention terms that make you want to watch a film, but all I can really say is it’s freakin fun as all hell!
All gushing aside (did I mention how much I loved this film?), the movie has it’s flaws. Nothing that was written to be some other form of entertainment media doesn’t. But, for what it’s worth: the cinematography is well done, and at times, interestingly different; the set-design is genuinely effective; the special effects aren’t that special, but they are high-end Velveeta worthy; the film wasn’t done on a shoe-string budget; and most importantly – it’s wonderfully moody. Props going out to Michelle Trachtenberg, who plays a very effective Alice, and Eliza Dushku for her role as Silk. Really people, bring your brain because you will have to think a little, but check your sanity at the door and take the ride.”
Nina D’Arcangela is a quirky horror writer who likes to spin soul rending snippets of despair. She reads anything from splatter matter to dark matter. She’s an UrbEx adventurer who suffers from unquenchable wanderlust. She loves to photograph abandoned places, bits of decay and old graveyards.
Nina is co-owner of Sirens Call Publications, co-founder of the horror writer’s group Pen of the Damned, and if that isn’t enough, put a check mark in the box next to owner and resident anarchist of Dark Angel Photography.
Stop by my other blogs for more Women in Horror Month content!
Sotet Angyal, The Dark Angel – Dark emotive flash fiction written by me.
Spreading the Writer’s Word – A new Horror Flash-Fiction from a different female author daily in February!
And don’t forget to visit the Women in Horror Month official web site!