The fiend that ate his credit card?

The fiend that ate his credit card?

By Kaitlin Gurney, Inquirer Suburban Staff

GLASSBORO - They said it couldn't be done.

When Rowan University senior David Boorboor suggested making an independent horror film as a tribute to his hero, Alfred Hitchcock, students and professors told him that it was too ambitious to accept as an official school project.

Undeterred, Boorboor, 29, went to work on his own, putting in 100-hour weeks and maxing out his credit card.

The finished product - the 22-minute Familiar Stranger - debuts tonight at free public screenings in Rowan's Bozorth Auditorium.

"Everyone said we were aiming too high, but we pulled it off," said Boorboor, a former Marine who enrolled at Rowan after hurting himself on a training exercise. "I guess you have to be a rebel to get what you want done."

The movie is the story of Stacy Krebbs, a 19-year-old college student who is viciously attacked one night by a mysterious stalker. After months as a frightened recluse, she returns to school, only to discover her attacker's identity.

"Visually, this film is simply terrifying at times, and I think that's what really makes it," Boorboor said. "We're going for the suspense of Hitchcock and John Carpenter's Halloween, not blood and guts and special effects."

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Date Published: Friday, March 8, 2002 - 09:10
Source URL: The Philadelphia Inquirer