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The Girl Next Door (2007)

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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.

Director:

Gregory Wilson (as Gregory M. Wilson)

Writers:

Daniel Farrands (screenplay), Philip Nutman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Atherton ... Adult David Moran
Blythe Auffarth ... Meg Loughlin
Blanche Baker ... Ruth Chandler
Kevin Chamberlin ... Officer Jennings
Dean Faulkenberry Dean Faulkenberry ... Kenny
Gabrielle Howarth Gabrielle Howarth ... Cheryl Robinson
Benjamin Ross Kaplan Benjamin Ross Kaplan ... Donny Chandler (as Ben Kaplan)
Spenser Leigh 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 Greg Northrop ... Police Officer #2 (as Gregory Northtrop)
Grant Show ... Mr. Moran
Santo Silvestro Santo Silvestro ... Ice Cream Vendor
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Storyline

In a quiet suburban town in the summer of 1958, two recently orphaned sisters, Meg and disabled Susan are placed in the care of their mentally unstable aunt Ruth. But Ruth's depraved sense of discipline will soon lead to unspeakable acts of abuse and torture that involve her young sons, Willie, Ralphie, and Donny the neighborhood children, and one 12-year-old boy, David whose life will be changed forever.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

The writer of the book this film is based on, Jack Ketchum, appears as the carnival ticket taker. See more »

Goofs

The first time David goes down stairs he's wading through hanging laundry. When he goes through the last sets of linen another hand can be seen on the left helping him pull the laundry aside and hold it there, presumably, for the camera. See more »

Quotes

[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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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: The Life Zone (2019) See more »

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Horrifying
5 July 2009 | by KokcoldgirlSee all my reviews

I was presented with this movie on the Chiller station. I was expecting Freddy Kruger-like horror. This was not that type of movie and I am upset that it was on this station even though it is one of the most horrifying movies out there. And it's based on true facts. Throughout this movie my thoughts kept going to the book "A Child Called It"--also true. I'm writing this at 4 a.m. because after watching this show, I can't sleep. Although I wouldn't have picked this show to watch, now that I have seen it I realize the importance of our world not EVER forgetting that this can and does happen. People know about it but don't want to admit it or "pry". Even though, in 2009, we'd like to believe the neighbors, CPS or the police would step in, I fear that is not the truth. This is an important movie and shouldn't be relegated to cable stations as a sensationalist movie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 2008 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Jack Ketchum's The Girl Next Door See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort Lee, New Jersey, USA See more »

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1.78 : 1
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