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Penance (2009)

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A young mother decides to become a stripper to earn some fast cash, only to find her worst nightmares are about to begin.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marieh Delfino ... Amelia
Jason Connery ... John
Michael Rooker ... Mann
Graham McTavish ... Geeves
Alice Amter ... Eve
Valorie Hubbard ... Kathy
Lochlyn Munro ... Jack
Allison Lange ... Tara
Tony Todd ... Chauffeur
James Duval ... Sleazy party guy
Eve Mauro ... Suzie - Sassy
Sita Young Sita Young ... Molly
Katherine Randolph ... Polly
Garrett Jones Garrett Jones ... Will
Morann Peri ... Corridor prisoner
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A young mother decides to become a stripper to earn some fast cash, only to find her worst nightmares are about to begin.

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He Made Them Pay For Their Sins


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Devil's Dungeon See more »

Filming Locations:

Malibu, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Clever Worm Entertainment See more »
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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The part of the chauffeur was specifically written for Tony Todd, who only worked one day on this movie. See more »

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In the closing title card, the word "anonymous" is misspelled "anonomous". See more »

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Horror with Story Depth
23 March 2010 | by in1984See all my reviews

Probably best compared to a combination of Saw and the Killing Room. Only simpletons with an attention span disability will call this torture porn. I'm starting to wonder if there's a group of people out there who simply go around labeling stuff torture porn to turn people off from otherwise great films (such as Martyrs).

It does have some nasty scenes, but more is left to the imagination than is shown, so that kills the porn element. There is torture, and largely the film involves a very psychologically disturbed person seeking revenge through torture.

So, psychological torture horror with some gore, yes. A Saw copycat, yes, in some ways. But that's far too simple to capture what's going on here. A very well thought out story.


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