Sunday, December 02, 2007

Hangin' out with The Girl Next Door

Check out today's episode of Movie Geeks United! On board will be pal Phil Nutman, who will be sharing the mic with his co-scripter Daniel Farrands and director Gregory Wilson as they talk about their film Jack Ketchum's The Girl Next Door. The story is based on Ketchum's novel of the same name which is loosely based on the Sylvia Likens murder. Phil says the interview will happen live today: Sunday 12/2 at 3:30 PM Pacific/6:30 PM Eastern/11:30 PM GMT.

This is part of the media blitz to ramp up interest for the DVD release Tuesday. The film received only limited distribution, mostly at festivals, so this will be the chance for most folks to finally see it. It has been highly praised for its intense and involving narrative. But don't take my word for it:

"The first authentically shocking American film I've seen since Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer over 20 years ago. If you are easily disturbed, you should not watch this movie. If, on the other hand, you are prepared for a long look into hell, suburban style, The Girl Next Door will not disappoint. This is the dark-side-of-the-moon version of Stand By Me." - Stephen King

5 comments:

Chuckie58 said...

There's a good chance I won't watch it. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I'm a big ole weinie, but that book really disturbed me and I don't think I'd be able to handle a movie. *bawk bawk bawk*

K. A. Laity said...

Mr.Bawk Ba Gawk!

The Queen said...

I'm with Cluckie58 on that one....it's really hard to swallow when it's based on a true story.

K. A. Laity said...

Cluckie! ha ha ha ha ha!

I can understand that -- the novel is quite harrowing. The original story is quite harrowing. I don't understand how people can be like that, but that's why we write books. My pal James just emailed about a fatal stabbing involving a couple of his high school students (outside London). Ay yi yi.

Anonymous said...

it is really horrifying and i couldn't withstand the pain of the girl...it was like sooo cruel....if i would had caught them as a judge of the court...in real life...i wold hav sentenced them a rigirous imprisonment of 30 yrs and then death sentence.