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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.

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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

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 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 »

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 The Hills Have Eyes (1977) See more »

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Written by Richard Brandes, Michael Burns, Pierre Martin, Evan Brau, Steve Gurevitch
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Tense, chilling, but could've been better
8 May 2007 | by KezzizzleSee all my reviews

I did like this film quite a lot (even though I have only given it 6/10). It's very tense and does send chills up your spine. The acting is very good, the storyline is imaginative but somehow I have this feeling, that it could've been so much better.

It's basically about a young girl who has a phobia of riding in cars (known as Amaxophobia) ever since her parents died tragically in a car accident when she was very young. Now, older, she must go back to where it happened with her psychiatrist to overcome her fears...this is her last step in her "program".

On route to this place, they hit a hitch-hiker and her psychiatrist feels so bad about this she decides to give them a lift, much to Penny's disapproval. They introduce themselves and Penny soon tells the hitch-hiker why they are travelling to the mountains (to overcome her fear of riding in cars).

When the hitch-hiker gets to their destination...thats when things start to go really bad. It's a tense and chilling roller-coaster from this point on and the acting from Penny is brilliant! However, there are times when you think to yourself "get on with it"...but in Penny's situation...you will understand why she doesn't! I would recommend seeing this as it is a good movie. But don't expect much gore, or horror. It's more of a thriller.

Always remember never tell a stranger ANYTHING about yourself ;)


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