It's got to be a good time to be Jack Ketchum. The Lost (review) turned out to be a very faithful adaptation of his book and a great film to boot. The Girl Next Door has finished filming and by all accounts is sticking closely to the unsettling and provocative source material. So what's next on the adaptation block?
Toronto. There's only one thing that can get me to make the trip to that fetid cesspool of drive-by shootings and yuppie scum, and that's the annual Rue Morgue Festival of Fear. For the last three years everyone's favorite horror mag has been putting on a Labor Day labor of love for Canadian horror fans as well as those Americans not afraid of making the snowmobile trip across the Border.
Since 1989 Jack Ketchum's book The Girl Next Door has been sending shivers of repulsion up the spines of genre readers. The film version is set to start lensing next month in New Jersey, and Fangoria got word today on some casting news.
After years of suffering in turnaround and slipping through the hands of those who didn’t have the balls to see the film made as it should be, ModernCine has finally nabbed the rights to Jack Ketchum’s seminal novel, The Girl Next Door and plans to roll on the film right away.
Reviewed by Andrew Kasch Starring Marc Senter, Shay Astar, Alex Frost, Megan Henning Directed by Chris Sivertson
Screenplay by Daniel Farrands and Philip Nutman From the novel by Jack Ketchum Draft date: 2003/2004 Shocked, appalled, moved, numbed, awed, distressed. It's a morass of conflicting emotions and feelings careening round one's mind and body once they delve into Jack Ketchum’s dark representations of the uncanny and horrible truth of the world that we all inhabit.
I first heard Jack Ketchum's name mentioned through the grapevine in the late nineties. Veteran horror readers were speaking in hushed tones about a little book called The Girl Next Door, describing it as "the most disturbing novel ever written." I scoured the Internet and every used bookstor
Back at Rock and Shock 2007, some old friends of ours from back in the Dark Days hooked up with us again, wanting to work with