|2007||91 Min||Horror . Drama . Crime . Thriller|
In a quiet suburban town in the summer of 1958, two recently orphaned sisters are placed in the care of their mentally unstable Aunt Ruth. But Ruth's depraved sense of discipline will soon lead to unspeakable acts of abuse and torture that involve her young sons, the neighborhood children, and one 12-year-old boy whose life will be changed forever.
|Actors:||Kevin Chamberlin , William Atherton , Gabrielle Howarth , Austin Williams , Benjamin Ross Kaplan , Graham Patrick Martin , Grant Show , Blanche Baker , Daniel Manche , Blythe Auffarth|
Neither Ketchum nor the filmmakers take an exploitative approach to the material; their focus is the way the youngsters' petty cruelty erupts into murderous sadism.TV Guide Full Review
The result is a great-looking bore.Film Threat Full Review
Gregory M. Wilson, the film’s director, has made the kind of movie that makes you wish you could rinse your brain in bleach, to wash all traces of it from your memory.The New York Times Full Review
Any resonance from that real-life atrocity gets smothered by a script that interlaces clichéd dialogue so tightly as to block out any glint of recognizable human behavior.Village Voice Full Review
If there is anything positive in The Girl Next Door, it is the brave performance by Auffarth, who is in her early 20s. Other than that, there's little reason to see the movie. Unless, of course, you get off on watching the sexual exploitation of underage girls.New York Post Full Review