Girl Next Door (2007)



AKA: Jack Ketchum’s The Girl Next Door
Year: 2007
Directed by: Gregory M. Wilson
Starring: Blythe Auffarth, Blanche Baker, Daniel Manche
Country: USA
Language: English (English subtitles)
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Runtime: 01:31:10
Genres: Women In Prison, Torture, Rape/Sexual Violence against Women, Old-Young, Captivity/Kidnapping, Incest, Domestic Abuse, Based on a True Story, Siblings-Family

Plot – Spoilers:
The Girl Next Door is based on the Jack Ketchum novel of the same name. Two teenage girls Meg and Susan lose their parents in an accident and go to live with their aunt Ruth and three male teenage cousins in a suburban town. The story is narrated from the perspective of a neighboring kid, now all grown up, who at the time had a crush on Meg.

Ruth is a weird woman with misogynistic views and sees Meg and Susan as subservient beings with no rights. What begins as stepmotherly treatment spirals into a type of slavery before degenerating into the worst possible abuse of Meg and Susan at the hands of Ruth and her young boys.

Favorite scenes:
The torture scenes of Meg from the perspective of Ruth’s young boys growing to enjoy the torture and sexual power they are given, throws some insight into how humans if allowed by law (in this case their mother, Ruth) can quickly abandon morality for their personal gratification especially of a sexual nature.

An American Crime starring Catherine Keener and Ellen Page was also based on this true story of the torture and murder of Sylvia Likens.

7 thoughts on “Girl Next Door (2007)

  • November 24, 2018 at 8:21 am
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    This film is very good at making you pity the main character. You can feel how fucked up the behavior of the antagonist is, and this feeling only doubles when you learn it was based on a true story.
    A very tasteful and non edgy “fucked up” film, I highly recommend.

    First Impression: 8.65/10

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    • September 2, 2019 at 7:43 pm
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      pity the main character, I hated him the most. HE DIDNT TELL ANYONE RIGHT FROM THE START. To much of pussy to not see her mistreated but cant tell anyone. You were the one sane character among all the other psychopaths yet he did nothing in the beginning. I hate him more than Ruth

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  • September 2, 2019 at 7:39 pm
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    fuck the protaganist stupid little boy. I mean how much of a pussy is he , all he had to do was tell the police or his parents right from the start. There’s one thing if he didnt feel for her but he actually liked her yet did jack shit only till the end when she got fucked up. Fuck your moto of what you do in the end, you had enough chances in the beginning yet you made the choice of not telling anyone in the start. Thats some ultra shit level pussy.

    Since this story is true it pisses me off more, all I can think of is either is wrongly conveyed from the protaganist POV or this little shit had gulity pleasure on seeing Meg being mistreated.

    So fuck you man for having feeling for her yet doing jack shit to stop it. If you think that this story made me feel sorry for this little shit you are wrong. He pissed me off more than Ruth.

    Man this movie got under my skin

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    • September 23, 2019 at 4:36 pm
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      I know right?! That shit pissed me off too! Still a fantastic movie regardless though.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 8:16 am
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    That stupid little piece of shit deserves his dick cut off. And I’ve never thought that about anyone before in my entire life. This fucking little kid is the worst person on the entire planet.

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  • October 6, 2019 at 2:37 pm
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    Damn you guys are really putting it all on the main character? I get he was a little bitch but shit he’s not as bad as the others. he at least was able to recognize it was wrong and never wanted to participate. sure hes a pussy who didn’t have the nerve to save her, it could be a lot worse

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