Penance (film)

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Directed by Jake Kennedy
Produced by Micah Goldman
Michael Wormser
Written by Jake Kennedy
Starring Marieh Delfino
Jason Connery
Michael Rooker
Graham McTavish
Music by Ryan Dodson
Cinematography Lawles Borque
Edited by Asi Assili
Distributed by Clever Worm Entertainment
Release dates
  • May 30, 2009 (2009-05-30) (Fangoria)
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1.5 million

Penance is a 2009 horror film directed by Jake Kennedy. It stars Jason Connery, Marieh Delfino, Graham McTavish, and Michael Rooker. Horror film icon Tony Todd has a cameo role as a sinister chauffeur.


A young mother decides to become a stripper to earn some fast cash only to find her worst nightmares are about to begin when she falls into the hands of a religious fanatic intent on changing her "evil" ways.



The film is shot documentary style. It was shot in Norwalk and Topanga, California, on a low budget. It has also been noted for its resemblance to the film Saw, and the Hostel Trilogy.