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Scrapbook (2000)

Unrated | | Horror, Thriller | Video June 2000
A young woman is abducted by a serial killer and kept as his prisoner. She learns to manipulate her captor using his beloved scrapbook, which he forces his victims to write in.

Director:

Eric Stanze

Writer:

Tommy Biondo
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Emily Haack Emily Haack ... Clara
Tommy Biondo Tommy Biondo ... Leonard
Todd Tevlin Todd Tevlin ... Biffle Morris
Elizabeth Hammock Elizabeth Hammock ... Young Leonard's Sister
Sam Maiden Jr. Sam Maiden Jr. ... Young Leonard's Brother
Angelia Sanderson Angelia Sanderson ... The Victim In The Van
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Storyline

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 in the scrapbook about their individual ordeals. Clara is beaten, raped, starved, and locked up like an animal, filthy and naked. She 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. Written by Jason Christ

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True horror is simply what one human being can do to another.

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Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

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Trivia

Tragically, star Tommy Biondo died in an accident shortly after filming for Scrapbook completed and he never got to see the finished film. Biondo was working as a videographer at a children's camp in Minnesota. Attempting to film with his camera whilst riding a bike, he lost his balance, fell and hit his head on the ground. He was surrounded by family and loved-ones when they made the difficult decision to take him off of the respirator. He was 26-years-old. See more »

Alternate Versions

In April 2003, the BBFC in the UK has demanded that 17 minutes and 40 seconds of footage be removed from the movie's 95 minute run time in order for it to receive an "18" rating. See more »


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God is a Bug
Written and Performed by Odor Of Pears
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Contrived. Acting School Required!
20 May 2004 | by horns-1See all my reviews

I had no expectations, good or bad, about Scrapbook before seeing it. Nor was I acquainted with the low-budget horror team headed by director Eric Stanze and the volume of straight-to-video films they've produced. What I sat through was a third-rate, tasteless, and throughout borderline cheesy exploitation – the tasteless aspect probably being the film's only strong point. This one takes its graphic sex scenes to where others have only hinted at. I admire the fact that the filmmakers were willing to 'go there,' to push the envelope, to shock the viewer without restraint, but there are so many negative points to the film that its cinematic chutzpah is all but extinguished by them. Contrived, I think, would be the best way to describe how most of the scenes come off. There are only a few moments when the dialogue reaches a stage of believability, as the rest is addled and poorly delivered with bad timing. The violence is on par with wrestling entertainment (WWE) – in particular the weak slapping. There are so many ludicrous moments that I can't begin to explain – the prologue being the utmost example of it. There's a glass bottle scene that screams I Spit on Your Grave (1978). Was this homage?

The gore, however, is done quite professionally. It's something most exploitation horror film afficionados will want to see at least once. In a nutshell, it's 95 min of killer and victim pornographic fair.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Imperial, Missouri, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Wicked Pixel Cinema See more »
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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