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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.

Director: Gregory Wilson
Writers: Daniel Farrands (screenplay), Philip Nutman (screenplay)
Stars: William Atherton, Blythe Auffarth and Blanche Baker
Country: USA
Also Known As: Jack Ketchum’s The Girl Next Door
Filming Locations: Fort Lee, New Jersey, USA
Runtime: 91 min

Jack Ketchum’s, The Girl Next door is loosely based on the grisly torture and subsequent murder of Silvia Likens by Gertrude Baniszewski during the summer of 1965; one of the most heinous crimes in American history. The plot centers on Meg (Blythe Auffarth) and Susan (Madeline Taylor) two sisters who have been sent from New York to live with their aunt, Ruth Chandler (Blanche Baker) and three cousins Willie (Graham Patrick Martin), Ralphie (Austin Williams) and Donny (Benjamin Ross Kaplan), in the wake of a horrific car wreck that killed both of their parents. The sisters soon find out that aunt Ruth is a sadistic psychopath that harbors a deep resentment of men and who thinks women are just filthy whores.  David, a young boy living in 1950’s Indiana, is neighbor to the Chandlers and becomes infatuated with Meg.

Never having read the original novel by Ketchum, I was aware of this twisted tale by a wiki article I’d read a few years back concerning the 1965 Likens murder; and was thrilled to see The Girl Next Door appear on Netflix a short while ago.  The film starts off with an older wealthy man reflecting on a past tragedy, things that could have been different, things he could have changed.  We learn that the older man is in-fact David, the protagonist of the film, who as a young boy, befriends Meg and Susan, the tragic victims of the story.  The Film is told mainly through David’s perspective as a flashback to his childhood during the summer of 1958.  The setting was spot on; retro clothing, classic cars and malt shops depicted a simpler time in The Girl Next Door.  One scene in particular involves David and Meg getting a few cheeseburgers and fries which he pays for with fifty cents (I wish).  From the chauvinistic macho attitudes to the smoking is healthy mentality, the film really nailed down small town 1950’s USA.

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Next Up: teaching my children well…..

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A Serbian Film. 2010.

A Serbian Film (Serbian: Српски филм / Srpski film) is a 2010 Serbian horror film and the first feature film directed by Srđan Spasojević. It tells the story of a down-on-his-luck porn star who agrees to participate in an “art film”, only to discover that he has been drafted into a snuff film. (wiki)

Well I finally decided to watch the much hyped gore-fest that is A Serbian film. Was I shocked, disgusted, surprised, depressed, troubled, confused and nauseated? In a word, Yes. The film explores the seedy and soul-less underworld of the hardcore pornography industry, from a Serbian perspective. I know that sounds like a film that everyone would want to watch right? Wrong. There is a lot a of tough subject matter portrayed in the film and I think all but the most serious fans of hardcore shock horror will find it rather offensive. A Serbian Film is loaded with full frontal nudity, explicit sexual scenes, extreme gore and brutal violence. Total shock and awe! There are images contained in the flick that I don’t think I will ever forget for the rest of my life. Seriously. Watch this nasty nasty film at your own peril. You’ve been warned. More thoughts on A Serbian Film here.

Next Up: cancel my trip to Serbia

Vile

Posted: November 24, 2012 by puremassacre in Movies, Survival
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Vile

Vile. 2011.

Vile is a 2011 American horror film written by Eric Beck and directed by Taylor Sheridan. The film stars Eric Jay Beck, April Matson and Akeem Smith.
Release date: August 26, 2011 (UK)Netflix
Director: Taylor Sheridan
US release date: July 24, 2012
Running time: 90 minutes
Screenplay: Eric Beck

Vile movie was released Sep 11, 2012 by the Inception studio. Vile begins with a man strapped down on a hospital bed, with what the audience can only assume is a sick doctor inflicting various acts on this man that cause him pain. Vile movie This particular man of medicine is interested in making a drug that is created by chemicals in the brain that are released when the human body undergoes sensations of pain. Vile video Later, we are introduced to a group of four campers. Vile film Stars Eric Beck, April Matson, Akeem Smith, Maya Hazen, Heidi Mueller. cdUniverse

After a couple of bad starts on Netflix yesterday (Death of a Ghost Hunter, Exorcismus) my bro and I commited to Vile. The cover looked pretty sick, which ofcourse peaked our interest but the 2.7ish rating was a bit worrisome. With no other choices we dove in. The premise of the film was actually a refreshing take on the survival/torture horror genre, pretty inventive I must say. The film itself was a little rough around the edges with some shaky acting and minor errors scattered throughout but for an obviously lower budget entry Vile was well executed. We found ourselves pretty engaged in the flick and even flinching at a few of the gruesome torture scenes; can anyone say ‘Cheese Grater’. Vile isn’t going to be up for an Oscar anytime soon but if your into low budget horror and want something a bit different check it out! Vile @ IMDB

Next Up: throwing out my cheese grater…….