Friday, September 7, 2012

The Girl Next Door


2007 Horror Film Adaptation of the 1989 Novel of the Same Name by Jack Ketchum

Director: Gregory M. Wilson

Writer: Daniel Farrands & Philip Nutman

Cinematography: William M. Miller

Running time: 97 minutes

Country: United States

Tagline: In this town murder became the neighborhood game

Cast:
Daniel Manche as David Moran
Blythe Auffarth as Meg Loughlin
Blanche Baker as Ruth Chandler
Madeline Taylor as Susan Loughlin
Benjamin Ross Kaplan as Donny Chandler
Graham Patrick Martin as Willie Chandler, Jr
Austin Williams as Ralphie "Woofer" Chandler
Michael Nardella as Tony
Kevin Chamberlin as Officer Jennings
Dean Faulkenberry as Kenny
Gabrielle Howarth as Cheryl Robinson
Spenser Leigh as Denise Crocker
Grant Show as Mr. Moran
Catherine Mary Stewart as Mrs. Moran
Peter Stickles as EMT
Michael Zegen as Eddie
William Atherton as Adult David Moran
Jennifer Alexander as Girl at Concession Stand
Jack Ketchum as Carnival Worker
Mark Margolis as Bum Hit by Car

Plot
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.

Awards:
  1. Gold Medal for Excellence-Outstanding Achievement in Film Music
    Ryan Shore- Park City
    Film Music Festival

Trivia

The movie (and the novel it was based on) is based on a true story. The character of Ruth is inspired by Gertrude Baniszewski, who, in 1965, tortured two girls who were in her care (with the help of her sons, daughters, and one of her daughters' boyfriends). Gertrude (and her daughter, Paula) was given a life sentence; in 1985, she (Gertrude) successfully made parole. She died of lung cancer in June of 1990, at the age of 60. 

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5 star out of 5 stars


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