Jack Ketchum's The Girl Next Door (2007)




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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 … More

Rating: R (for sadistic torture and sexual abuse, nudity, language and strong sexual dialogue - all involving children)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Daniel Farrands, Philip Nutman, Phillip Nutman
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On DVD: Dec 4, 2007
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as Denise Crocker

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Critic Reviews for Jack Ketchum's The Girl Next Door

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (3)

Beneath the 1950's seemingly placid exterior of Ozzie and Harriet normalcy, there were -- brace yourself! -- sinister undercurrents at work.

Full Review… | October 16, 2007
Village Voice
Top Critic

There's little reason to see the movie. Unless, of course, you get off on watching the sexual exploitation of underage girls.

Full Review… | October 5, 2007
New York Post
Top Critic

The kind of movie that makes you wish you could rinse your brain in bleach, to wash all traces of it from your memory.

Full Review… | October 5, 2007
New York Times
Top Critic

It's a dark, harsh, and sometimes powerfully unpleasant film, but it's also very well made.

Full Review… | August 28, 2015

If you are easily disturbed, you should not watch this movie.

Full Review… | June 25, 2008

Words simply don't do it justice; it's a masterpiece, and I'll never be able to see it again...

Full Review… | December 4, 2007
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Audience Reviews for Jack Ketchum's The Girl Next Door

The strange thing about this film is that the acting (particularly from the main character) didn't start off great, but it does improve through the film. It's shocking that this was a true story and actions that took place are truly disturbing.

Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer


I watched this movie after I saw it on a list of the most disturbing movies ever made and although it was definatly not Disney I think my expecations were built higher than the film actually delivered. Still it was worth the watch and a good movie to have on DVD to scare your slightly harder to bore friends on movie night.

Unknown Hobo

Super Reviewer

its really sad that this movie is based on a true story but this movie jus irritated me! the portrayal of characters werejust annoying and i felt more frustrated then any other emotion! this movie failed ithink to capture the emotion that this actual story deserves!

Film Crazy

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