I was basically wondering if anyone saw any of the 8 Films to Die For over the weekend? If you have can you give a review/ Critique on the movie. I happened to see a film called Penny Dreadfull. Heres my review.
Penny Dreadfull is your classic "build-up suspense that leads to nothing" type of movie. The movie begins where Penny an Amaxaphobic decides to take a ride with her therapist to try and overcome her fear of riding a car. About 5 minutes into the movie it flashes to a horrorific scene where Penny is remembering the incident which ultimately causes her Amaxaphobia. After that the movie goes right into Autopilot and into the basic plot of the two riders getting side tracked and stuck in the woods with a killer on the loose.
Penny soon finds herself in her worst case scenerio. Here is where the director and cinematographer try to draw you into the car and make u see what penny feels being an Amaxaphobic and that is where the movie stays. It does not try and reach past the intense fear a person with a phobia can have. The killer running around outside slaughtering people is only second to Penny's fear of being in a car. As a matter of a fact the Killer is really an awefull looking person with bad teeth and horrible sense of style (yes, thats how bland he or she was) .
Penny Dreadfull plays on a persons paranoia and tries to emulate some of those classic suspense films where you have all that build up with no gratification in the end.
If you want to watch a movie that is going to speed up your heart rate, not scare you, and has one of the most abrupt endings ever watch Penny Dreadfull... If not rent the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre.