The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane
The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)

In this horror film, Jodie Foster plays a reclusive, fiercely self-reliant teenager who lives alone in her father's house. He's away, all right...far away. Foster, determined not to lose her independence, will go to any lengths to… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 1, 1976
DVD Release Date: October 4, 2005
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Melissa Anderson
Village Voice

Gessner's film may be for Foster completists only. But the intensity of her dead-eyed stare as the final credits scroll across her face reminds us of her preternatural ability, as a kid and beyond, to transform even the most negligible movie or scene ...

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Fernando F. Croce

The novelistic strangeness of the material is compounded by the stagy reticence of Nicolas Gassner's direction

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Gary Arnold
Washington Post

Director Nicholas Gessner is deft enough to keep "Little Girl" engrossing from start to finish, and he springs a few witty, creepy surprises.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A creepy atmospheric shocker oddity that's engrossing and suspenseful.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

The movie is packed with twists, and the performances by Jodie Foster and Scott Jacoby are excellent.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Um curioso e atípico suspense que traz Sheen em uma performance impecavelmente repulsiva e que também se beneficia da atuação assustadora de Foster, que, com apenas 13 anos, já se mostrava uma atriz completa.

Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Melvin White
Rynn: How old do you have to be before people start treating you like a person? "Ask her no questions and nobody dies." The Little Girl Who Lives… More
Red Lats
A pretty creepy movie. Jodie Foster plays a 14 year old who lives by herself. She is smart and willing to do anything to keep herself out of foster care (ha… More
Alex roy
This is one of those movies that blend the psychological horror elements and thriller elements to create something totally eerie and unforgettable. The Little… More
Dead Angel
OMA it's Jodie Foster! She was really cute and her acting was as good as it is now. Loved this movie. The story was teensy bit unacceptable but the… More
Randy Tippy
A low budget 70's horror classic with perverse underpinnings. Similar to <i>Let's Scare Jessica to Death</i> (1971) and <i>The Last… More
Aj V
A good thriller, it could have been scarier, but it does have good tension, and a good cast too. I liked it.