The award-winning indie thriller The Scarapist is based on a shocking and horrifying true story of therapist abuse. It won best picture from the Verein Deutscher Kritiker Und Filmemacher, or VDKUF, at the 2016 Berlinale EFM.
The film is now available on Video on Demand (VOD) in select markets on platforms including iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Vimeo and more. A DVD release is scheduled for later this year.
Co-directed by Jeanne Marie Spicuzza, who also penned the screenplay, and Synthian Sharp, “The Scarapist” stars Spicuzza, Katy Colloton of TV Land’s “Teachers” and R. Michael Gull. Spicuzza, David Spicuzza and Marjorie Spicuzza are executive producers, with Shari Hamrick as consulting producer.
“The Scarapist” is based on a bizarre true story of therapist abuse. Suburban novelist Lana (Jeanne Marie Spicuzza, “Field Day”) and her family are entangled in a web of violence and manipulation by insane therapist Ilse (Katy Colloton, TV Land’s “Teachers”), who uses her patients, like Sweenie (R. Michael Gull, “New Day”), to destroy them all. When one woman’s will is pitted against another in a deathly showdown of good versus evil, who will win?