Box art for The Girl Next Door (2007)

The Girl Next Door (2007)


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 will change their lives and the ones around them forever.

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Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: Words simply don't do it justice; it's a masterpiece, and I'll never be able to see it again...

- Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed, Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Fresh: A super-realistic horror flick that's so relentlessly-disturbing it's likely to trigger debate as to whether the filmmaker might have left too little to the imagination.

- Kam Williams, Leader Newspapers, New Jersey, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: If you are easily disturbed, you should not watch this movie.

- Lucius Gore, ESplatter, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

3 stars

The strange thing about this film is that the acting (particularly from the main character) didn't start off great, but it does improve through the film. It's shocking that this was a true story and actions that took place are truly disturbing.

- 76Majikat, Saturday, March 10, 2012

2 stars

I watched this movie after I saw it on a list of the most disturbing movies ever made and although it was definatly not Disney I think my expecations were built higher than the film actually delivered. Still it was worth the watch and a good movie to have on DVD to scare your slightly harder to bore friends on movie night.

- theunknownhobo, Sunday, July 17, 2011

2 stars

its really sad that this movie is based on a true story but this movie jus irritated me! the portrayal of characters werejust annoying and i felt more frustrated then any other emotion! this movie failed ithink to capture the emotion that this actual story deserves!

- FiLmCrAzY, Thursday, July 15, 2010