The Girl Next Door

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Overview

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 tortured, raped, and murdered by a suburban divorcée and a group of neighborhood children in 1965. Shortly after losing their parents in a deadly car accident, Meg Laughlin Blythe Auffarth and her younger sister, Susan Madeline Taylor, are sent to live in the Indiana home of Ruth ...
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Overview

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 tortured, raped, and murdered by a suburban divorcée and a group of neighborhood children in 1965. Shortly after losing their parents in a deadly car accident, Meg Laughlin Blythe Auffarth and her younger sister, Susan Madeline Taylor, are sent to live in the Indiana home of Ruth Chandler Blanche Baker and her three sons, Willie Graham Patrick Martin, Donny Benjamin Ross Kaplan, and Ralphie Austin Williams. Upon arriving in the quiet suburban neighborhood, Meg quickly forges a warm bond with local neighbor boy David Moran Daniel Manche. Strangely, Ruth seems to harbor some sort of unknown grudge against her pretty young charge, and it isn't long before events in the Chandler home begin to take an ominous turn. Now, as Ruth Chandler begins her slow descent into madness, the basement of a typical middle-class home is about to become the scene of a crime that would shock and repulse an entire nation.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/2/2010
  • UPC: 013138323484
  • Original Release: 2007
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  • Source: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • Time: 1:31:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 36,288

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Blythe Auffarth Meg Loughlin
Daniel Manche Young David
William Atherton Adult David
Blanche Baker Ruth Chandler
Grant Show Mr. Moran
Benjamin Ross Kaplan Donny
Kevin Chamberlin Officer Jennings
Graham Patrick Martin Willie Jr.
Catherine Stewart Mrs. Moran
Madeline Taylor Susan Loughlin
Austin Williams Woofer
Technical Credits
Gregory Wilson Director
Michael Bevins Costumes/Costume Designer
Daniel Farrands Screenwriter
M.J. Fiore Editor
Krista Gall Production Designer
Marius Kerdel Executive Producer
William M. Miller Cinematographer, Producer
Phillip Nutman Screenwriter
Albert Podell Executive Producer
Cindi Rush Casting
Ryan Shore Score Composer
Jeff Subik Production Designer
Robert Tonino Co-producer
Andrew van den Houten Producer
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Great Movie!

    This is a very shocking and true story! You will never forget about this one!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    emotional

    i watch this movie and it totally made me cry this movie is emotional the real life girl that died is sylvia likens in oct 26 1965 age 16 this movie is about meg and susan nieces to live with their aunt ruth after their parents died all seems well they make new friends and david begins to develop feelings for meg and ruth having two more children to raise drives her into madness and ruth begins to verbally abuse the two girls then physically abuseing the two girls often while the neighbohood kids watch then she allows the neighbohood kids to join in and making them feel that the permission of an adult their actions are okay and will not be punished this movie is unforgetable you will never forget about this movie because i havent forgot about this movie its an emotional true story the ending was so sad i totally cryed

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