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The Girl Next Door -- 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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Writers (WGA):
Daniel Farrands (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
17 October 2008 (Italy) See more »
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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. | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

William Atherton ... Adult David Moran

Blythe Auffarth ... Meg Loughlin

Blanche Baker ... Ruth Chandler

Kevin Chamberlin ... Officer Jennings
Dean Faulkenberry ... Kenny
Gabrielle Howarth ... Cheryl Robinson
Benjamin Ross Kaplan ... Donny Chandler (as Ben Kaplan)
Spenser Leigh ... Denise Crocker

Daniel Manche ... David Moran

Mark Margolis ... Homeless Man Hit By Car

Graham Patrick Martin ... Willie Chandler Jr.

Michael Nardella ... Tony
Greg Northrop ... Police Officer #2 (as Gregory Northtrop)

Grant Show ... Mr. Moran
Santo Silvestro ... Ice Cream Vendor

Catherine Mary Stewart ... Mrs. Moran

Madeline Taylor ... Susan Loughlin (as Maddie Taylor)

Andrew van den Houten ... Hot Dog Vendor

Austin Williams ... Ralphie 'Woofer' Chandler

Michael Zegen ... Eddie
Leon Blot ... Amulance EMS
Jason Rigsby ... Amulance EMS

Peter Stickles ... Additional EMS
Linda Addison ... Wall Street Bystander
Christine Choo ... Wall Street Bystander
Rory Douglas ... Wall Street Bystander
Beth Gittleman ... Wall Street Bystander & Community Pool
Vivian Hernandez ... Wall Street Bystander
Gerard Houarner ... Wall Street Bystander
Monica O'Rourke ... Wall Street Bystander
J.M. Parkhurst ... Wall Street Bystander
Alana Rader ... Wall Street Bystander

Jocelyn Kuritsky ... Magazine Photos - Woman & Community Pool

Gary Patent ... Magazine Photos - Man
David Auffarth ... Carnival
Jack Ketchum ... Carnival
Lluis Fe Perez ... Carnival & Community Pool
Robert Tonino ... Carnival

Jennifer Alexander ... Community Pool
Andy Bennett ... Community Pool
Kevin Carroll ... Community Pool
Lily Cohen ... Community Pool
Daniel Farrands ... Community Pool

Krista Gall ... Community Pool
Rhodi Hawk ... Community Pool
David Hefferan ... Community Pool
Janet Hefferan ... Community Pool
Dagmara Jankowska ... Community Pool
Irene Katehis ... Community Pool
Nick Kelios ... Community Pool
George Kloak ... Community Pool
Benjamin Laddin ... Community Pool
Ashley Musteric ... Community Pool
Nick Purritano ... Community Pool
Carlin Rizzo ... Community Pool
Malgorzata Staniszewska ... Community Pool
Chris Steinacker ... Community Pool
Anthony Stone ... Community Pool
Eric Toth ... Community Pool
Wynn Van Dusen ... Community Pool (as Wynnie Van Dusen)
Jeffrey Wolpert ... Community Pool

Directed by
Gregory Wilson  (as Gregory M. Wilson)
Writing credits
Daniel Farrands (screenplay) &
Philip Nutman (screenplay)

Jack Ketchum (book)

Produced by
Daniel Farrands .... associate producer
Marius Kerdel .... executive producer
Joseph B. Mauceri .... associate producer
William M. Miller .... producer
Philip Nutman .... associate producer
Albert Podell .... executive producer
Arrien Schiltkamp .... associate producer
Robin Schiltkamp .... associate producer
Robert Tonino .... co-producer
Andrew van den Houten .... producer
Original Music by
Ryan Shore 
Cinematography by
William M. Miller 
Film Editing by
Michael Fiore  (as M.J. Fiore)
Casting by
Cindi Rush 
Production Design by
Krista Gall 
Jeff Subik 
Costume Design by
Michael Bevins 
Makeup Department
Paula Kelly .... makeup department head
Paula Kelly .... special makeup effects artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Josh Garrell .... second assistant director
Dawn Leuchter .... first assistant director
Kasheim Williams .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Andrew Spagnoli .... property master
Sound Department
Leslie Bloome .... foley artist (as Leslie Bloom)
Brian Courchine .... boom operator
Rusty Dunn .... sound designer
Rusty Dunn .... sound effects editor
Tom Efinger .... re-recording mixer
Tom Efinger .... sound supervisor
Michael J. Fox .... adr mixer
Eric Gitelson .... adr engineer
Eric Gitelson .... foley editor
Andrew Melnyk .... additional boom operator
John Moros .... sound editor
John Sember .... additional sound mixer
Eric Thomas .... sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Buck Berk .... assistant camera
Chris Clarke .... gaffer
René Crout .... additional first assistant camera
Harry Greenberger .... additional first assistant camera
Alec Jarnagin .... steadicam operator
Jamie A. Marlowe .... first assistant camera
Mike Milia .... jib operator
Megan Nole .... second assistant camera
Marshall Stief .... second assistant camera
Casting Department
Michele B. Weiss .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Melissa Lea Brown .... wardrobe supervisor
Rebecca Davis .... production assistant: wardrobe/make-up
Editorial Department
Elwaldo Baptiste .... post-production technical advisor
Aaron Wong .... assistant editor
Music Department
Mikael Carlsson .... executive soundtrack producer
Other crew
Alexandra Brazier .... production assistant
André Des Rochers .... production counsel
Josh Garrell .... production coordinator
Zorinah Juan .... script supervisor
Lluis Fe Perez .... assistant to producer
Hilary Stabb .... assistant to production lawyer
Stuart Gordon .... special thanks
Steven Gorelick .... special thanks
Frank Olsen .... special thanks
Maria Soccor .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Jack Ketchum's The Girl Next Door" - USA (complete title)
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Rated R for sadistic torture and sexual abuse, nudity, language and strong sexual dialogue - all involving children
91 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

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 »
Anachronisms: 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 »
[first lines]
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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Movie Connections:
References Halloween (1978)See more »


What does Eddie mean when he says, "I'll tell what you were really doing with those pillows?"
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92 out of 122 people found the following review useful.
Pushes it genre to the limit, 30 November 2007
Author: gqviet510 from United States

Its been a really really long time since I seen a movie this intensely horrifying. This is the type of movie that starts off soft and ends at the climax, leaving viewers breathlessly shocked. I have never before seen children ages probably ranging between 8-13 commit the inhumane acts as seen in this movie. The boy children were given permission by their sick twisted foster mother to torture a beautiful innocent girl. As the torture worsen you feel more and more sympathy for the girl; this is what makes the movie excellent because it captures the audience in a very powerful way. To make this movie even more horrifying is realizing the movie is based on a true story. I would not recommend anyone to watch this movie before they go to bed because it will be hard to sleep having to think about the poor girl being tortured. I have a feeling this movie will be banned because its too explicit for the general public to watch.

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