The Girl Next Door (2007)
Average Rating: 6.2/10
Reviews Counted: 15
Fresh: 10 | Rotten: 5
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Critic Reviews: 3
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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
Oct 3, 2007 Wide
Dec 4, 2007
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Catherine Mary Stewart
Graham Patrick Martin
Benjamin Ross Kaplan
Beneath the 1950's seemingly placid exterior of Ozzie and Harriet normalcy, there were -- brace yourself! -- sinister undercurrents at work.
The kind of movie that makes you wish you could rinse your brain in bleach, to wash all traces of it from your memory.
Brace yourself for a daring docudrama featuring practically-pornographic horror fare far more frightening than the Scream trilogy. Not for the squeamish. You wuz warned.
Words simply don't do it justice; it's a masterpiece, and I'll never be able to see it again...
A super-realistic horror flick that's so relentlessly-disturbing it's likely to trigger debate as to whether the filmmaker might have left too little to the imagination.
It's a dark, harsh and sometimes powerfully unpleasant film, but it's also one that's made with a lot of care and craftsmanship.
Based on Jack Ketchum's deeply disturbing novel, Gregory Wilson's film explores the dark bond between an embittered housewife and a group of apparently ordinary suburban teenagers that leads to torture and murder.
To say the film is disconcerting is an understatement.
Like some demented cross between a Norman Rockwell painting and an Eli Roth film.
L'expérience que nous propose Wilson se veut si intense et le malaise qui s'en suit si profond qu'il serait surprenant que plusieurs désirent la vivre une seconde fois
The film is stuck with an utterly quotidian screenplay that never truly provokes the viewer.
Much more than just your basic sadistic horror thriller, The Girl Next Door redefines the notion of guilty pleasure as raw and potent allegory, and corrective to the US culture of conformist collective complicity.
Not as bloody as 'Hotel 2,' but because we know that the horrific events really happened, 'The Girl Next Door' is at least as scary.
Audience Reviews for The Girl Next Door
- Adult David: It's what you do last that counts.
- Ruth Chandler: One sound down here and I promise I'll kill the both of you. Not just punish you, kill you. Dead.
- Adult David: You think you know about pain? Talk to my second wife. When she was nineteen she got between a couple of fighting cats, and one of them went at her, climbed her like a tree, tore gashes out of her thighs and breasts and belly that you can still see today. She got thirty stitches and a fever that lasted for days. My second wife says that's pain. She doesn't know shit, that woman.
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