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Penny Dreadful (2013)

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A novice crook gets involved in a ransom plot, but winds up kidnapping the wrong girl.


Shane Atkinson


Shane Atkinson (screenplay), Shane Atkinson
9 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »



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Credited cast:
Oona Laurence ... Little Girl
David H. Stevens ... Dennis (as David Stevens)
Marnie Schulenburg ... Holly
Rick Zahn ... Hyrum
Richard Busser Richard Busser ... Randy (as Richard D. Busser)
Gary Betsworth ... Mr. Andersen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kayla Baggerly Kayla Baggerly ... Student
Lyron Baggerly Lyron Baggerly ... Parent
Anna-Marie Bass Anna-Marie Bass ... Parent
Yvonne Bass Yvonne Bass ... Student
Marli Gibbs Marli Gibbs ... Student
Sheryl Gibbs Sheryl Gibbs ... Parent
Robert Gladding Robert Gladding ... Parent
Bronte Healey Bronte Healey ... Student
Jennifer Healey Jennifer Healey ... Parent


A novice crook gets involved in a ransom plot, but winds up kidnapping the wrong girl.

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Short | Comedy | Crime | Drama



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Release Date:

January 2013 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Terrível Penny See more »

Filming Locations:

Utah, USA

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I got a chemical inbalance
10 September 2015 | by DogFilmCriticSee all my reviews

Penny dreadful: Whilst the term "penny dreadful" was originally used in reference to a specific type of literature circulating in mid-Victorian Britain, a variety of publications that featured cheap sensational fiction.

I found it so funny using that name as the title when there's nothing cheap in this movie,a lot of effort was placed in this movie, specially in its actors,Dennis a nice guy who comets a criminal out of a desperation to please his girlfriend, naturally everything goes wrong and the black humor in the story comes to place,Oona Laurence stole the show as the Little girl that gets kidnapped, I was amazed how this little girl becomes from someone sweet to disturbing in seconds its like if she wasn't trying at all.

It has a good production value and the acting is great, especially from Oona Laurence and David Stevens,it had a Coen Bro's vibe ,I was with the idea that it could have been a feature film with well put ideas this could be a great comedy, but as a short film it works even better.

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