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Old 12-02-07, 05:19 AM
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The Girl Next Door - no not the elisha cuthbert one

Just watched this

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0830558/

One of the most brutal horror dramas i have seen.

This comment on imdb sums things up

his is an excellent film and therefore in some ways it is a pleasure to watch, but anyone who has seen it will know that it's effectiveness in fact makes it almost unbearable to watch.

The story revolves around two girls who have recently been orphaned and are sent to live with their aunt who has three young sons. She is a middle aged woman obsessed with feminine purity who sees the new arrivals as a potentially corrupting influence on the masculine world she presides over.

She actively encourages her sons to perpetrate more and more severe acts of bullying and sadism against the older girl who is eventually tied up in the basement and used as a play thing by all the neighbourhood children.

Only the boy who lives next door, who has become friends with the girl, has a growing sense of unease about the "games" which are taking a very sinister turn, yet he is powerless to change the course of events.

This film is very well written, directed and performed and is therefore a relentlessly depressing affair which is horribly painful to watch. The aunt is a very cold and manipulative figure whose brutality knows no bounds and her sons quickly warm to her ideals. Realising that they have a free reign under her they too become very savage. The culmination of the acts they perpetrate are some of the most shocking I have ever seen in cinema, all the more shocking because they are perpetrated by children, against another child, encouraged by their mother.

Truly gripping. Truly horrifying. Hard to watch and hard to look away.
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Yep it stayed with me for some time. Not a pleasent movie.
The real life case is much worse though...
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Sounds interesting. I remember reading a book (forget the title) by Jack Ketchum years ago that had a similar premise and was very disturbing. It would be interesting if someone tried to turn that book into a movie.
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Originally Posted by Perkinsun Dzees
Sounds interesting. I remember reading a book (forget the title) by Jack Ketchum years ago that had a similar premise and was very disturbing. It would be interesting if someone tried to turn that book into a movie.
The movie is based on the Ketchum novel.
Old 12-02-07, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Perkinsun Dzees
Sounds interesting. I remember reading a book (forget the title) by Jack Ketchum years ago that had a similar premise and was very disturbing. It would be interesting if someone tried to turn that book into a movie.

The title of the book was...wait for it....The Girl Next Door.
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Interesting. This apparently comes out on DVD on Tuesday.
Old 12-03-07, 02:13 PM
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The Girl Next Door(2007)

Anyone seen this yet, jesus what a haunting movie....I mean christ I just don't know what to say......

It was some book they made into movie based on a true story...I was just curious if anyone else here has seen it.
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You think that's something...

go get the book.
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I read the book, and it was absolutely horrifying. I think the author even mentioned that the true story was even worse.
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Kim Bauer as a porn star? Nothing horrifying about that. Also, this came out a couple years ago.
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Originally Posted by Groucho
Kim Bauer as a porn star? Nothing horrifying about that. Also, this came out a couple years ago.
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Already being discussed here, and the thread author actually explains what the movie is about.
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I did a search too in this forum with the title, so much for that I guess. Anyway wow movie is crazy, pure crazy.
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When you say children, how old are we talking? Definitely sounds like a disturbing movie.

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