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Jack Ketchum

Jack Ketchum published his first novel in 1980 titled "Off Season", a version of the Sawney Beane story. The novel was subsequently slated by the Village Voice as 'violent pornography' but, undeterred, the author continued to write fiction that deals with the cruelty and violence so often apparent in everyday life. Since the publication of "Off ... See full bio »
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 2016 XX (original story: "The Box") (filming)
 2013/I Olivia (Short) (writer)
 2011 Mail Order (Short) (based on the short story by)
 2011/I The Woman (novel) / (written by)
 2009 Offspring (based upon the book by) / (screenplay)
 2008 Red (novel)
 2007 The Girl Next Door (book)
 2006/II The Lost (novel)
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 2009 Offspring
Max Joseph (as Dallas Mayr)
 2008 Red
Bartender (as Dallas Mayr)
 2007 The Girl Next Door
 2006 Header
State Trooper #2
 2006/II The Lost
Teddy Panik
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 2015/II The Life of Death (Documentary)
 2013 Inside the Plain Brown Wrapping (Short)
 2011 Dark Dreamers (TV Series)
 2007 The Making of 'The Girl Next Door' (Video documentary short)
 2007 The Cult of Ichi (Video documentary short)

Personal Details

Other Works:

The Girl Next Door. New York: Warner, 1989. Reprint: Woodstock, GA: Overlook Connection Press, 1997; the "corrected definitive" edition. [novel] See more »

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2 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dallas Mayr

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Personal Quote:

People *scare me*. And what they do to one another, just for fun sometimes, is appalling. There was a guy not too long ago, a guy and a woman, whose dog wouldn't obey. So they tied him behind the car, and dragged him at thirty miles an hour until the dog was a bloody mess. So that's scary to me. See more »


He worked in theater, first as a drama reviewer, then in New York's off-off-Broadway. A theater company produced a few of Ketchum's one-act plays (two of which he directed) in summer stock repertory. See more »

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