Fifty Shades of Terror 2017: 50 Reviews of Black & White Horror Films

This book contains 50 reviews of horror movies shot in black and white. The reviews are sorted from the last position to the first one. The ranking of each production is established by the sum of 7 ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, story, creativity, acting & quality. Each film description contains a synopsis, a list of attributed genres, emotions evoked, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review.

Scrapbook

A woman is abducted by a serial killer who tortures and rapes her.
Kinky
Rape and Revenge

 

United States
2000
Feature Film
Realism: 
Plausible
Sadist: 
Rigger
Torturer
3.04
Awkward!
1.04
2
3.04
2
1
2
4
Performances
Photography
Dialogue
It seems obvious, from the first controversial scene of Scrapbook, that screenwriter Tommy Biondo and director Eric Stanze want to simulate the most common horrors of life. There’s no fantasy in this film. The cinematography couldn’t be more basic. It’s a story about kidnapping, humiliation, brutality, rape, and incest. It’s a hard film to watch, and some of us won’t make it to the end credits.
Scrapbook is the kind of production film festivals were all over when it came out. That said, without a supernatural or surreal approach, it’s hard to pull off a creative film about rape and torture, these days. We’ve already seen all this shit. Consider this: the most impressive aspect of Scrapbook is how genuinely painful the violence looks. These actors are barely faking.
If anything, this is a movie that makes you want to make your own. It seems so easy. You couldn’t possibly do worse. The budget probably went into all the furniture that gets stained and smashed. I can’t stress this enough: despite its weaknesses, Scrapbook is very hard to watch and easy to relate to. Some will need a shower after their viewing, and some will need a shoulder to cry on.
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