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The Penny Dreadfuls: TV-to-Film edits (Released)


The Penny Dreadfuls is a collection of fanedits based on the same name horror/drama/mystery television series featuring three seasons from 2014 to 2016.

The story is set in 19th-century London and follows Vanessa Ives (Eva Green), a mysterious clairvoyant, Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett), a daring American gunslinger and Malcolm Murray (Timothy Dalton), a former explorer of the African continent, as well as various characters from gothic fiction such as Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and Dracula, while taking a twist on mythical creatures such as vampires, werewolves and witches.


My goal was to create a series of feature-length films covering the main events of each season to serve as a recap for those who know and love the TV show or as a first time viewing for anyone who doesn’t want to invest that much time.
Since each season has 8-10 50 minutes episodes with various plots and fully fledged characters, it was certainly not an easy project. I wanted to cover as much as possible while focusing on fulfiling each character’s arc, yet maintinig a watchable runtime. Many scenes and subplots were removed or heavily trimmed and OST and SFX were used for smooth trantitions and montages.

This show has always been very special to me and I treated these edits with much love and respect.
That being said, the films that came up are certainly “not easy to watch”. If you find it difficult to watch extra long movies, maybe these edits are not for you. But if you don’t mind sitting back and enjoying films with beautiful cinemotography, rich set design, complex characters and beautifully written and brilliantly acted dialogues, elements of the series I didn’t want to lose, then I hope you will find something interesting in these edits.



Penny Dreadful: Something Within Us All

Runtime: 2hr 43min


Penny Dreadful: Fresh Hell

Runtime: 3hr 39min


Penny Dreadful: No Beast so Fierce

Runtime: 1hr 30min


Penny Dreadful: The Blessed Dark

Runtime: 3hr 18min


Something Within Us All and Fresh Hell cover Season 1 and 2 respectively, while Season 3 is split into two films. No Beast so Fierce covers solely the portion of Season 3 in New Mexico and it kind of serves as a short companion film and The Blessed Dark covers the main plot of Season 3 in London.

All four films are available through PM. Any kind of feedback would be much appreciated.


sounds very cool, I’d been meaning to watch this show but never got around to it. Would it be worth watching your edits instead?


Heavysyde said:

sounds very cool, I’d been meaning to watch this show but never got around to it. Would it be worth watching your edits instead?

You could watch the first film and see if this format is for you or if you would prefer a more episodic viewing.
As I said, I tried to capture the essence of the characters and all the important themes of the show.