The Girl Next Door (2007) – What really happened to this horror movie?

The new episode of WTF Did it really happen to this horror movie? series looks at the true crime behind The Girl Next Door

We start this week with a new episode of the What really happened to this horror movie? video series, and this time we’re looking at the horrifying true crime story behind the 2007 film the girl next door (see it HERE). To find out all about the crimes that inspired the film, check out the video embedded above.

Based on a novel by Jack Ketchum, the girl next door It was directed by Gregory Wilson from a screenplay by Daniel Farrands and Philip Nutman. The film has the following synopsis: A teenage girl suffers horrific abuse at the hands of her caretaker, who also encourages the neighborhood boys to torment the girl.

Farrands is best known for writing Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myersand has also directed the documentaries His name was Jason, Never Sleep Again, Scream: The Inside Story, Y crystal lake memories, as well as the movies The Amityville Murders, The Curse of Sharon Tate, The Murder of Nicole Brown Simpson, Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman, Y Aileen Wuornos: The American Bogeywoman.

Blythe Auffarth and Blanche Baker star alongside William Atherton, Kevin Chamberlin, Dean Faulkenberry, Gabrielle Howarth, Benjamin Ross Kaplan, Spenser Leigh, Daniel Manche, Mark Margolis, Graham Patrick Martin, Michael Nardella, Greg Northrop, Grant Show, Santo Silvestro, Catherine Mary Stewart, Madeline Taylor, Andrew van den Houten, Austin Williams, and Michael Zegen.

What really happened to this horror movie? It’s kind of a spin-off of our show. WTF happened to this horror movie. What really happened to this horror movie? it dives into movies that were based on or “inspired” by true stories, real people, and real historical events so that we can try to separate fact from fiction.

this episode of WTF really happened to this horror movie it was written and narrated by Andrew Hatfield, edited by Mike Conway, produced by Lance Vlcek and John Fallon, and produced by Berge Garabedian.

Previous episodes of this series focused on jaws, The Exorcist, The Town That Feared the Sunset, the sacrament, The spell 2, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Stepfather, Fire in the skyY Silent Night, and you can see a couple of them below. To check out the other shows we have on the JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channel, head over to the channel and subscribe while you’re there.

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