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The Girl Next Door [DVD] [2007]

  • SKU: 8620824
  • Release Date: 12/04/2007
  • Rating: R
$7.99

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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    85% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (11 out of 13)

    Special Features


    • Audio commentary with director Gregory M. Wilson, producer Andrew van den Houten and cinematographer/
    • producer William M. Miller
    • Audio commentary with novelist Jack Ketchum and screenwriters Daniel Farrands and Philip Nutman
    • Interviews with cast & crew
    • The making of The Girl Next Door
    • Trailer
    • Screenplay (DVD-ROM)

    Synopsis


    The Girl Next Door
    Based on the harrowing best-seller by author Jack Ketchum, director Gregory Wilson's The Girl Next Door presents a fictionalized account of the shocking ordeal endured by Sylvia Likens -- an innocent Indiana teen who was systematically tortured, raped, and murdered by a suburban divorcée and a group of neighborhood children in 1965. Shortly after losing their parents in a deadly car accident, Meg Laughlin (Blythe Auffarth) and her younger sister, Susan (Madeline Taylor), are sent to live in the Indiana home of Ruth Chandler (Blanche Baker) and her three sons, Willie (Graham Patrick Martin), Donny (Benjamin Ross Kaplan), and Ralphie (Austin Williams). Upon arriving in the quiet suburban neighborhood, Meg quickly forges a warm bond with local neighbor boy David Moran (Daniel Manche). Strangely, Ruth seems to harbor some sort of unknown grudge against her pretty young charge, and it isn't long before events in the Chandler home begin to take an ominous turn. Now, as Ruth Chandler begins her slow descent into madness, the basement of a typical middle-class home is about to become the scene of a crime that would shock and repulse an entire nation. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


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      Blythe Auffarth - Meg Loughlin
    • Daniel Manche
      Daniel Manche - Young David
    • William Atherton
      William Atherton - Adult David
    • Blanche Baker
      Blanche Baker - Ruth Chandler
    • Grant Show
      Grant Show - Mr. Moran



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 13 reviews

    85%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Horrifically good!

      Posted
      redandblack6s

      I know I was contradictory in saying that, what was and was not good about the film, is that it's disturbing. I'll explain. The reason I liked it is because, my wife and I love disturbing and controversial movies. Now, what's no so good, is that, it's based on a true story. In our opinions, that makes the movie that much better, but it makes you wonder, how could some one do something like this. Stephen King said it best, "It's the dark-side-of-the-moon version of Stand By Me." This movie is a must see. Jack Ketchum has a great way of showing you the dark side of people, and what some people are capable of doing. If you like the movie and want some more, check out The Lost. It's another movie by Ketchum based on a true story, and also disturbing. My wife and I highly recommend this movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      What a deal

      Posted
      KISSfan4ever

      I owned this on DVD..When I saw the blu for 6.99 it was a no brainer..AQ and PQ were pretty good. Nothing eye popping but this was a "dark" movie anyway setup mostly in a dreary basement. Hard to believe it was based on a true story...If you are a fan of Ketchums for 6.99 this is a steal on blu!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Not an easy movie to watch

      Posted
      LordSoth
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      This movie is very disturbing as others have stated. Starts out like an old after school movie but turns into something that should be left in nightmares.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      OMG Great Movie

      Posted
      ceanasmom

      Great movie. I would reccommend it to anyone. If you like movies that are grosome this is the movie for you. I'm buying it for my boyfriend now! lol

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      sick twisted and a true story!

      Posted
      kiera2012
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      this movie is hard to watch its very violent and sick and twisted but if you can get through it it's an excellent movie and a must watch!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Love this

      Posted
      Jojo
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      Great movie if you're into drama and horror. Love the suspense.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      great

      Posted
      BenjiG
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      This movie was based on real-life and it shows the scary.parts of life. Very gruesome and sad.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Wow

      Posted
      SuperDave23

      This movie is creepy. Its realism is frightening and is will definately make you feel for the victim

      I would recommend this to a friend


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