Jack Ketchum's The Girl Next Door
Jack Ketchum's The Girl Next Door (2007)

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… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Horror
Release Date: October 3, 2007
DVD Release Date: December 4, 2007
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice

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

Scott Weinberg

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

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Kam Williams
Leader Newspapers, New Jersey

A super-realistic horror flick that's so relentlessly-disturbing it's likely to trigger debate as to whether the filmmaker might have left too little to the imagination.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

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

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Lucius Gore

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

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

Based on Jack Ketchum's deeply disturbing novel, Gregory Wilson's film explores the dark bond between an embittered housewife and a group of apparently ordinary suburban teenagers that leads to torture and murder.

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

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

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

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

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Pam Grady

To say the film is disconcerting is an understatement.

Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Lady D'arbanville
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.… More
Brian De Guelle
Starts off innocently like a nice time warp back to the 50's but after awhile it turn nasty. A great movie with a hard to watch story line and wont be to… More
Unknown Hobo
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… More
Steve K
After all the hype, I couldn't help but be disappointed. But it's not all my fault. The film feels like a TV movie with f-bombs. Even the depravity… More
Film Crazy
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… More
_kelly .King
A truly scary serious drama. Between the kids' acting and the timeless villainess of Ruth, this is a definite keeper. It's real, it's brutal, and… More

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