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SOME KIND OF THERAPY

  • Dec 4, 2011
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PENNY DREADFUL

Ah the After Dark Horrorfest what a great idea for horror fans and filmmakers. It gives us all a chance to see some new films. Also helps filmmakers get their movies released so it is a great idea. When the first batch was released this was one of the films included in that first eight. When this first was released I was interested in this one because of the story laid out on the back of the box.

Penny Deerborn [Rachel Miner] is a young woman that is terrified of cars, why one would ask? Well that is because when she was a little girl she was involved in a car accident that took both of her parents lives. She has sense tried to get help and help has come in the form of Dr. Orianna Volkes [Mimi Rogers]. They are taking a road trip together in the hopes that she will overcome her fear.

While on the road they come across a hitchhiker whom they hit, in doing so after seeing that the person is alright they offer said person a ride. The hitchhiker is a very quite one and after being dropped off ruins their tire. After realizing this the good Doctor goes off to try and find phone reception some where. Things get worse as she does not return and Penny must hide inside the thing she is terrified off as the hitchhiker torments her from the outside.

This film is actually a pretty enjoyable little tale and it is cool she must hide out in the car. The film is a tense one but not overly scary although the idea sure is. The performances here are good and believable. The hitchhiker is scary enough and the situation makes for an entertaining film. The best thing about this film is that it is more of a psychological horror film. Penny is terrorized while trapped in the car, hence what she feared now is keeping her safe, some therapy.

The writers and director did a good job here with this film. I wouldn't say it is a classic but that depends on taste. It is definitely a good horror flick for a nice dark night at home on the coach. While not my favorite form the first string of the "8 films to die for" it is one of the better ones. I say give it a shot because it just might be for you.

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December 05, 2011
This was the collection before it became kinda weak right? I liked this film's concept, but the execution was a little lacking...
 
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The writers and director did a good job here with this film. I wouldn't say it is a classic but that depends on taste. It is definitely a good horror flick for a nice dark night at home on the coach. While not my favorite form the first string of the "8 films to die for" it is one of the better ones. I say give it a shot because it just might be for you.
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: November 18, 2006
MPAA Rating: R
Runtime: 1hr 35min

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