The Scribbler (2014)

 photo The-Scribbler-Poster-610x905_zpsqgzjustk.jpgReviewed: 3/2015

Published: 4/2015

Genre: Comics. Mystery. Sci-Fi. Thriller.

I have been debating about writing a review on this movie for a little while now.  Guess I decided to do it. Though I am still very torn on how I feel about this movie. This has also caused a huge delay in me even posting this review. One thing is for sure, I have decided that until I actually read the comic this movie was based on I can’t pass final judgement on the movie. However, tracking down a copy of the comic seems to be impossible.  And I am not gong to spend the current prices to get a copy.  Seriously!  If I had that kind of money to throw away it wouldn’t be on a comic!  It would be costumes or a vacation!  Or a new computer.

The Scribbler,by Daniel Schaffer, was originally published in 2006 by Image Comics. This indie comic has since been difficult to locate but did inspire the motion feature being reviewed.  With the limited run the publishers may have been geniuses and learned from how mass publication actually damaged the collect-ability of comic book.  Cause guess what…you can’t find this one currently. Hence the current high price of $429.97 on amazon.

One reason I loved this movie is because the visuals felt inspired from a comic. Very stylistic!  However, I have not been able to locate a copy to confirm this or google many images from this comic.  Though it feels inspired by a comic does not mean it is THIS comic. There are so many styles out there!

One of the reasons I am really torn is the depiction of people with mental disabilities.  After reviewing other people’s thoughts on the movie and comic I am not the only one who feels this way.

Just as a warning this movie is very different. If you don’t like weird independent films this may not be a movie for you. If you do decide to watch this movie I am interested in hearing your thought!  Please email me at or comment on this blog!

Is this a drinking movie?  No!  There is way to much going on to make sense of to be intoxicated.

Good Reads

Rated: R

Duration: 88 minutes

IMDB: Rated 5.3 out of 10 stars, as of 3/20/15

Amazon: Only available for purchase.  Rated 4 out 5 stars as a movie. Rated 5 out of 5 stars as a comic.

Netflix: Available as of 3/10/15.  Rated 3.4 stars out of 5.

Mala’s Rating: No rating!  Cause I just can’t decide!


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