Friday, September 5, 2014

Fear Friday ~ Oh My Stars, I Think This Movie Is Giving Me A Panic Attack!!!


Welcome to the Laughing Vixen Lounge blog. While Fear Fridays went on a little vacation in August it's back with a vengeance for September with Into The Woods. All the movies this month will be set in, quite possibly, the most creepy and scary of all settings... the woods. This week's selection is a tale of fear which is confined to one simple location. A car. Trust me it works!!! Enjoy.

Every Friday at the Laughing Vixen Lounge Blog is Fear Friday. Fear Fridays are a celebration of all films spooky. Horror is a very broad genre and the Lounge loves it all. Each Friday you will find a review of a different film. These can range from Classic Horror (black and white and cheesy),  Thrillers (suspense, jumps and a good mystery), outright Horror (chop chop, slash slash, die die) and anything else in between.

So pop some popcorn, kill the lights and enjoy tonight's selection. And please, share your comments on the film. Bad or good let me now what you thought of it. And now, my little ghouls and dolls, the Laughing Vixen Lounge Blog is proud to present this week's film.


September - Into The Woods

Fear Friday - Penny Dreadful



Tagline - Don't forget to breathe...



Directed by Richard Brandes (Dead Cold and Devil in the Flesh) and released on November 18, 2006 by After Dark Films. (rated R). To overcome her fear of cars that steams from a long ago accident, Penny and her psychiatrist head into the mountains to where it all took place. But an unfortunate incident will leave her fighting an even more frightening fear.

The first time I watched this movie it made me so anxious and nervous waiting for what was going to happen next. To me this is a good thing. It means the suspense factor is working well. So when I re watched it before writing this review I wondered if it would be able to deliver that experience again. Happily I was not disappointed!!!

Our story starts out with a psychiatrist and her patient taking a drive into the mountains. The patient is a young woman who is so traumatized by an accident that killed her parents she has major panic attacks whenever she tries to get into a car. In an attempt to conquer her fears the two set out to revisit the site where the accident happened. Never mind the fact that they are heading towards the mountains while the radio is broadcasting a massive snowstorm approaching.

Things go wrong very quickly when an unexpected incident happens and leaves the women in the company of danger. Most of the movie takes place within the car with the "danger" roaming around outside. The car is stuck in the deep woods, in the dark of night and with a variety of factors that keep anyone from escaping. The car works well as the setting as it is a false sense of security. Yes, you can lock the doors but really, with all those windows how safe are you. And with the darkness who knows what is outside or what it is doing. It all adds to the tension and suspense. 

So if you like a story that is heavy on the suspense factor instead of just gore give this one a try. No worries, there is still plenty of yuck factor here but it's really more about the feeling of just not knowing what to expect next.

You can currently find Penny Dreadful on Netflix and Amazon streaming and on most DVD services.



Take a look at the original trailer.



No trivia for this one.

35 comments:

  1. It looks creepy and suspenseful... I would probably like it, except for the "yuck factor", lol. Maybe I can watch it thru my fingers :P

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  2. I've never watched but it seems suspenseful, worth giving it a shot :).

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  3. I have never seen the film but liked the trailer so i shall see if it is on netflix to watch xx

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  4. I have never seen this movie but I generally don't like this genre to begin with. ^_^;

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  5. Sounds creepily suspenseful!!! Will definitely will have to turn off the lights, grab a blanket, grab some popcorn, grab my hubby (to snuggle with) and watch this movie :) Can't wait to see what happens!!

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  6. I haven't watched it but I'm definitely planning to now.!

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  7. The movie wasn't what I thought it was going to be, but I've gotten used to them using the best parts of a horror movie to make the trailer seem more interesting/suspenseful/scary. It wasn't a horrible piece of junk, a la Teeth, but I was hoping for more. Don't get me wrong, it was a bit freaky at some parts, but I love my horror movies, so give me something that will make me jump...or even be afraid to fall asleep at night.

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  8. I've never seen it, and I can't tell if I'd love it or be traumatized and scared for months. Probably both.

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  9. I've never seen, but it looks very interesting. horror movies tend to fall in many careless mistakes, it's frustrating ...

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  10. Dominika BednarczykSeptember 9, 2014 at 7:21 AM

    Hey, its Rachel Miner! I really like her! The movie seems worth to giving it a shot. I hope I wont be dissapointed!

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  11. I have not seen it but it looks really good and I cant wait to see it!!!!!

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  12. I have not yet seen it, but it really looks like a thriller I might be interested in! The irony of it all is my favorite.

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  13. ahhhh it looks pretty scary and suspenseful, probably not my genre

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  14. I have never seen this movie but it looks like something I would thoroughly enjoy!

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  15. suspense may not be my cup of tea but it's worth giving it a shot. also i really want to know a little more about those "yuck" parts

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  16. Definitely going to watch it now. I've been looking for something to watch on Netflix. :)

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  17. I've been wanting to watch this for so long!! Now I definitely have to do it, sounds awesome.

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  18. have not seen the film but it looks good! I watcthe series and liked that but the trailer for this movie looks good!

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  19. I have never seen the movie but I think I will add it to my list of movies to watch every day in October. I pick a horror movie a day to watch in October every year in my countdown to my favorite holiday, Halloween. :)

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  20. Never seen it. But it's definitely something I'd talk my boyfriend into watching. :) I think I'll try and find it somewhere so that we can watch it this weekend. We have nothing better to do. :)

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  21. Never seen is because I don't watch movies like this but I'd watch this if I had time :D

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  22. I'm not a huge fan of horror or scary movies, so I think I would have to watch this ones with my eyes half closed and under a cozy blanket!

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  23. Nano (In case it doesn't show)
    Have never seen the movie but definitely willing to check it out. Love horror movies :)

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  24. Oooo, I've ever seen this one but would probably watch it since I occasionally watch a lot of gore...

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  25. Penny Dreadful looks so bad that it could be good. I'll have to check it out!

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  26. I never heard about Penny Dreadful -- looks interesting though!

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  27. Holy crap! That's totally Meg Masters. I'm so sold I'm getting on Netflix to watch it right now. I freaking love anything After Dark Films.

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  28. Looks awesome! My boyfriend and I love scary movies! We are defiantly gonna watch this!

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  29. This sounds soooo interesting. I haven't seen it advertised anywhere!

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  30. Never seen it...but now I want to!!!

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  31. Sounds like a movie I might be able to watch even though I do not like this genre of movies, myself. I also, had not heard of it before.

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  32. I've seen it. I had decided to watch it since meg from supernatural was in it and the trailer looked interesting. I ended up enjoying the movie even though i thought it was headed in a different direction then it ended up going. I found parts of the movie creepy and watching it in the dark by myself just added to the creepiness.

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  33. Only if I can watch it with someone who will tell me it's safe to open my eyes!

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