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Penny Dreadful (2006)

Young Penny goes on a retreat with her psychologist; the intention is to help her overcome her phobia, an intense fear of cars. Unexpected events find her in a nightmarish situation where her worst fears come true.

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Young Penny goes on a retreat with her psychologist; the intention is to help her overcome her phobia, an intense fear of cars. Unexpected events find her in a nightmarish situation where her worst fears come true.

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Rated R for violence/terror, some sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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The BMW's CA license plate is 3GQD685. GQD is not used by the CA DMV. The same plate number was used on the Nash Bridges (1996) 1971 Plymouth Barracuda. See more »

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When Alvin is in the car with Mary Saunders - her bra is off in one shot and back on again in the next. See more »

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The Hitchhiker: [whispering in the dark] Penny...
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The credits appear on the misty windows of abandoned cars in a dark junkyard. See more »

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References The Hills Have Eyes (1977) See more »

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29 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the first time I summarized a movie. I thought that this may have gone under the radar and I would be the first. Still, the movie made enough of an impression so that I would write a review anyway.

I think the better horror movies are those that are closer to reality and Penny Dreadful is much more real than most in the genre. I really liked the tension and suspense and cat-and-mouse game. I ran into this on the Sci-Fi channel and was pleasantly surprised that it wasn't the run-of-the-mill shock schlock. I think the writer(s) should be applauded for a pretty original script rather than the pure gore we receive so much today. If you're a horror fan, I'm sure this would make your top 50 list, if not 40.


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