Directed by Nick Everhart, Eliza Swenson, Leigh Scott
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.”
Horror anthology films have been making a comeback, and The Penny Dreadful Picture Show proves to be a worthy addition. Assuming you can track down a copy, that is. This enjoyable trio of twisted tales (with a fourth included as a DVD extra) received a somewhat limited DVD release just before Halloween under the needlessly shortened title Penny Dreadful. You may have seen it on shelves at Walmart, Family Video, and a few other outlets.
Instead of the usual review I plugged in my microphone, forgot to modify the mic sensitivity level, and recorded myself rambling on about a movie I watched over a month ago. To say I’m tardy on this one is an understatement. No script. No notes. No professionalism. Just 9 minutes of me babbling about a fun little movie you might want to seek out when it gets a wider release.
3 out of 5
3 out of 5