Film Review: The Girl Next Door (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: 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.

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Film Review: An American Crime (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: While The Girl Next Door (2007) was based on Jack Ketchum’s novelized account of this horrifying true story, Tommy O’Haver’s An American Crime goes straight to the court transcripts to present its version of events. The film opens with the 1965 court trial before inserting lengthy dramatised flashbacks to tell the story. The parents of Jenny and Sylvia Likens leave their two young girls with Gertrude Baniszewski (Catherine Keener) and her six children – … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Girl Next Door – Author Jack Ketchum

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THE GIRL NEXT DOOR by Jack Ketchum Published by Leisure Books Publication Date: 2005 Format: Black /White – 370 pages Price: $7.99 “We were juveniles-not criminals but delinquents. So that under the law we were innocent by definition, not to be held accountable for our acts exactly, as though everybody under eighteen were legally insane and unable to tell right from wrong.” Fuck me Freddy!!! Seriously… sh*t f*ck damn aaaaaaruuuuugaaahhhlaaahhhh! This book was recommended to … Continue reading

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