SCRAPBOOKTrue horror is simply what one human being can do to another.
Directed by Eric Stanze.
Story by Tommy Biondo.
Produced by Jeremy Wallace, Eric Stanze, and Tommy Biondo.
Starring Emily Haack, Tommy Biondo, Todd Tevlin, and Elizabeth Hammock.
This film, which gathered a landslide of glowing reviews, transitioned director Stanze from “up and coming” status, and put him on the indie film map as a major force to be reckoned with.
Released in 1999.
Best Independent Film Of The Year
Rue Morgue Magazine
Best Feature Film
Syracuse International Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Film Festival, 2001, Syracuse, New York
Best Feature Film
Fright Night Film Festival, 2007, Louisville, Kentucky
15 Year Anniversary Showcase Screening
Slaughter In Syracuse Indie Film Fest Event, 2015, Syracuse New York
“The fact that I find such an excruciatingly ugly and unpleasant film so exhilarating is testimony to the incredible skill with which it was made. I’m almost too tongue-tied to adequately describe how good it is.”
– Rue Morgue Magazine
“One of the finest examples of a true horror film ever made.”
“A masterpiece of soul-crushing, stomach-churning horror.”
– DVD House Of Horror
“This is true terror.”
– Film Threat Magazine
“A terrifying journey… Brilliantly-crafted…”
– BloodType Online
“The first horror film that I have seen in my adult life that scared me. Essential viewing for any horror fan.”
“Emotion-shattering… (a) masterpiece of squirm-inducing underground horror.”
“…like a 44-slug straight through the brain. …a spitfire, hellhole of a movie that will haunt you for weeks afterward. Highly recommended.”
– Neon Madness Magazine
“…as brilliant as it is brutal.”
– Flipside Movie Emporium
“Highly recommended. Stanze breaks the ground that most filmmakers are generally afraid to step on. You’ll hear some people say ‘horror is dead’, but those are people that aren’t aware of movies like this.“
A young woman named Clara is captured by a serial killer named Leonard who records his “life story” by keeping a scrapbook of his many victims. In addition to adhering Polaroids, scraps of clothing, and other small trophies to the pages, Leonard has forced his victims to personally write about their individual ordeals in the scrapbook. Clara is beaten, raped, starved, and locked up like an animal, filthy and naked. She, like the victims before her, is forced to write in the scrapbook, adding her agony to the pages. She soon realizes that her only hope for survival is to manipulate Leonard through her writings in his cherished scrapbook.