Award-Winning Thriller THE SCARAPIST Makes SVOD Premiere This Holiday Season
Currently available through Silver Streak Entertainment on all major VOD platform providers, including iTunes, Amazon, Amazon UK, Google Play, YouTube, Hoopla, xBox and Vimeo, popular thriller The Scarapist makes its exclusive SVOD premiere on Amazon Prime, just in time for the holidays.Pushcart Prize-nominated writer, director and actress Jeanne Marie Spicuzza (Naked) stars in the chilling psychological thriller THE SCARAPIST, based on the horrifying true story of an abusive hypnotherapist located in Los Angeles. Additional cast Katy Colloton (TV Land's Teachers), R. Michael Gull (New Day 2009), and Kyle Walsh (The Dark Knight) help bring the story to life. Synthian Sharp (Jorja Fox's How I Became an Elephant) co-directs. Lana (Spicuzza) a suburban novelist with career and family problems, is seduced into "therapy" by the disturbed and possessed therapist, Ilse (Colloton). Her patient minions, like Sweenie (Gull), assist in terrorizing Lana, Lana's daughter and husband (Walsh). The autumnal Midwestern landscape offers panoramic beauty and unease. After a successful festival and Landmark theatres run, The Scarapist screened at the Berlinale European Film Market and won the Verein Deutscher Und Filmemacher Award for Best Picture.
Called "[O]riginal, disturbing" by celebrated film critic and historian David Luhrssen, The Scarapist exposes the dark side of hypnosis, with an evil therapist who prefers controlling to curing, where her own demons turn her into a new kind of villain - one who perverts the tenets of the New Age pseudo-spirituality she preaches.