One of the most noteable movies in low budget horror filmmaker Eric Stanze's filmography, Scrapbook is a very disturbing and violent film. The movie's genre is tagged as 'sadistic horror' by allmovie.
Graphically intense, Scrapbook takes the advantages of its low budget cinematography and nearly creates an atmosphere feels like a snuff/homemade movie. It is not just disturbing because of its extreme violence it's disturbing because of its claustrophobic atmosphere and actors' uncomfortably convincing performances. Purposely distorted, damaged video footage in some scenes intends to make its audience feel like watching a real thing.
If you are after rape/revenge, psycho-horror movies which aims to disturb badly and also is not laughable because of its gore values, then Scrapbook is one of the most extreme movies to go for. Also it's a good start for who's not familiar with the talented director Eric Stanze who has directed some serious original horror films.
Some excerpts from web reviews:
"Violence is everywhere in movies, but rarely is it ever captured on-screen with true honesty, in a way that shows how ugly and painful it can be. When it's shown in an unflinchingly honest way, as in Wes Craven's 1972 shocker Last House on the Left, people get upset. They don't want to see it that way. It's unsettling, and they write the movie off as sick and depraved. They'd rather have the stylized bloodshed of John Woo or the body count aesthetic of any run-of-the-mill slasher movie, since that kind of violence doesn't hurt.
Eric Stanze's Scrapbook is not for those people. It hurts like hell.
A young woman, Clara (Emily Haack), is abducted by a backwoods serial killer named Leonard (Tommy Biondo) who forces his victims to write about their ordeals in his scrapbook. Throughout the movie, Clara is repeatedly raped, beaten, and put through such mental and physical torture that most viewers will probably have the urge to stop the tape less than 30 minutes into it." (Taken from Review by Michael Scrutchin)
"In the increasingly crowded world of shot-on-video horror, it's difficult for many projects to even see the light of day, much less garner any attention. However, that proved to be no obstacle for the ferocious and highly accomplished Scrapbook, which has already earned its share of both critical accolades and censorship hassles. The cover warns that it "contains extremely disturbing material," which in this case turns out to be understatement instead of hype. " (from "mondo-digital" review)