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Penny Dreadful (2006)

R  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Thriller  |  18 November 2006 (USA)
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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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Penny Deerborn
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Orianna Volkes
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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 book the therapist Orianna Volks wrote is titled "Full Circle: Conquering Our Fears". See more »

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When they're driving up into the mountains, the moon is in first quarter. But when the storm hits a few hours later, the moon is full. See more »

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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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