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The Girl Next Door (2007)

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Based on the Jack Ketchum novel of the same name, The Girl Next Door follows the unspeakable torture and abuses committed on a teenage girl in the care of her aunt...and the boys who witness and fail to report the crime.

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Based on the Jack Ketchum novel of the same name, The Girl Next Door follows the unspeakable torture and abuses committed on a teenage girl in the care of her aunt...and the boys who witness and fail to report the crime.

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Rated R for sadistic torture and sexual abuse, nudity, language and strong sexual dialogue - all involving children | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Unfortunately this film is based on a true case. In 1965 a young girl named Sylvia was beaten, starved, raped and taunted by her former neighborhood friends and by her caregiver. While her sister survived, Sylvia died from all the trauma and the case was brought to trial, raising awareness of child abuse and bullying. See more »

Goofs

In the basement when Meg is tied up and undressed by the boys on the order of Gertrude. The underwear she is seen wearing while appropriate for her age group (12-16) as she is 16, they would not have been manufactured until around the time of the films production and release. See more »

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Charlie Franklin: [on David's voice mail] Hey David, it's Charlie Franklin calling to say Happy Birthday. Sorry I couldn't get those tickets, man. I know you were counting on me, but my brother-in-law's in town. I'll give you a call next week, and maybe we can get together. Okay, have a good birthday. Take care.
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True Horror is real horror
30 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I Like the horror genre and THE GIRL NEXT DOOR is on a different level.

This movie is so realistic to the teeth, that it makes you think about life. It makes you think that all the flashy movies you have ever seen are like cartoons compare to this.

It's about child abuse, torture, and manipulation.

It shows how powerful a parent affects a child's mind.

I don't know, I'm still very disturbed by the movie.

Although, I would want more bad things to happen to that witch and her boys, the movie ends very well.

It's not about revenge, more like a lesson to be thought, that there are sick people out there who are actually doing this to children, and the question is what are you going to do about it?


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