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Penny Dreadful (2006)

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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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Richard Brandes

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Diane Doniol-Valcroze (story), Arthur K. Flam (story) (as Arthur Flam) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Rachel Miner ... Penny Deerborn
Mimi Rogers ... Orianna Volkes
Chad Todhunter ... Alvin
Mickey Jones ... Eddie
Liz Davies ... The Hitchhiker
Michael Berryman ... Gas Station Attendant
Lucy Rogers-Ciaffa Lucy Rogers-Ciaffa ... Young Penny
Elyse Mirto ... Penny's Mother (as Elyse Marie Mirto)
Tammy Filor ... Mary Saunders
Casey Sander ... Truck Driver
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Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Don't forget to breathe...


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ao Encontro da Morte See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The book the therapist Orianna Volks wrote is titled "Full Circle: Conquering Our Fears". See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

The Hitchhiker: [whispering in the dark] Penny...
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Crazy Credits

The credits appear on the misty windows of abandoned cars in a dark junkyard. See more »

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References Cujo (1983) See more »

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An adequate horror film
1 April 2009 | by lopcar1993See all my reviews

Penny Dreadful is not a great horror film, I've seen better. But what it is is an amazingly brilliant psychological thriller , Penny dreadful is a well made and well acted horror film that will satisfy any horror lovers urge for a good time. After surviving a horrible automobile accident that killed both her parents Penny Dearborn has an unstable and perpetual fear of cars, her therapists suggest that they confront her fear head on. So they take a road trip to cure Penny's fear, but it has dangerous and disastrous results when they pick up a psychotic hitchhiker. Penny Dreadful is a dark and gritty psychological thriller that takes you into the mind and soul of a frightened and traumatized young girl and her fight to say alive. This film explore three main themes, 1. terror and what it can do to you if you let it control you. 2: What certain events in your life can do to change who you are and what you are. 3: What the darkness of a quiet woods can do to turn your worst fears into a reality. Penny Dreadful is a psychological thriller that is right up there with the best and will continue to shock and scare you for a long time to come.


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