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The Penny Dreadful Picture Show (2013)

Daffy undead gal Penny Dreadful, her smitten zombie buddy Ned, and lycanthrope Wolfboy relate three tales of terror in an old rundown movie theater: A young couple find themselves being ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Eliza Swenson ... Penny Dreadful
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Craig Blair ... Rex
Theodore Bouloukos ... Jim
Tyler Elliot Burke ... Russ
Jeffrey Combs ... Brady
Liz Douglas Liz Douglas ... Mom
Collin Galyean Collin Galyean ... Ned, Jerry
Dillon Geyselaers Dillon Geyselaers ... Wolfboy
Lucky Gretzinger Lucky Gretzinger ... Charlie
Jason Griffith ... Clive
Sid Haig ... Shopkeeper
Josh Hammond Josh Hammond ... Ron
Tyler Hollinger ... Husband
Alexis Iacono ... Nancy
Benjamin Kanes ... Jack


Daffy undead gal Penny Dreadful, her smitten zombie buddy Ned, and lycanthrope Wolfboy relate three tales of terror in an old rundown movie theater: A young couple find themselves being stalked by a lethal jack-in-the-box in "Slash-in-the-Box;" mousy young lady Alice tries to figure out what exactly happened to her last night in "The Morning After;" and a group of friends encounter an eccentric backwoods family after their van breaks down in the middle of nowhere in "The Slaughter House." Written by Woodyanders

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Release Date:

8 October 2013 (USA) See more »

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Penny Dreadful See more »

Filming Locations:

Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA See more »

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Imaginarium See more »
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2.35 : 1
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In the 58th minute, as a girl enters a barn, you can see the tip of the microphone in the lower right-center of the picture. It is the type covered with the fuzzy black windsock. See more »


Spoofs The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) See more »


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One of the Best Anthology Films You Are Not Seeing
27 June 2014 | by mayhem2080See all my reviews

The penny dreadful picture show I am not a fan of anthology films I barely remember the Creepshow films(82/87/06) and I could barely stand Trick or Treat (07) and the one I loved was a Tales from the Crypt anthology which seemingly was presented as a movie in which a magician had nine lives due to a cat barely seen on HBO as far as I can remember. At first the origins of Penny Dreadful and her cohorts are mysterious and vague but later on in the movie they kind of grow more engulfed but never are fully laid out which is probably a good thing. The first story is a short having to do with a jack in o box and is short of stature but full in effect as it takes a seeming less toy from childhood and make it monstrous but doesn't fully give away where the story may go. The Second Story is of something we see quite often in our pop culture but it takes it back in time to the 70's and tries to present it in a whole new light. It's not revolutionary but a decent premise on how to go about such a topic. The Third story is the gem of the ball and it takes the classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Meets The Strangers and A House of 1,000 Corpses and turns it all on it's head. You think you know about all these stories but you don't know for sure. In the end I found myself pretty delighted for watching such a film but still not absolutely in love. It was something good and decent to watch but it didn't reinvent the genre but it was still fun and worth a watch. I commend these films cause they take actors like Sid Haig (House of 1,000 Corpses/The Devils Rejects/Halloween) and Jefferey Combs (Re-Animator 1&2/The Frighteners)and Barry Ratcliffe (Dorothy and the Witches of OZ and other films) A platform to keep performing their craft where as other productions companies would not have them. In the beginning of watching this film I was prematurely sure it was going to be a colossal waste of time but by the end I was delighted and thought it as a throwback to 70's/80's early horror at least and worth at least a view if any one was so inclined. Eliza Swenson's makeup is fantastic and if you'd like more of her she's fantastic in the mini-series The Witches of Oz which was shortened to the feature film Dorothy and the Witches of Oz and IMDb her and the other actors for more titles.

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