The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane

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MGM Released 1977

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The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane

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Director:
Nicolas Gessner
Released:
1977
Rating:
PG
Thirteen-year-old Rynn is a gifted prodigy who lives in a big old house with her reclusive father... all alone. Or does she? When Rynn's nosy landlady and a lecherous neighbor begin to suspect that this little girl is hiding a dark and dangerous secret, Rynn is determined to preserve her isolated existence at any cost - and stop those vicious rumors dead in their tracks!

Metacritic Score

  • 60

    Village Voice Melissa Anderson

    Gessner's film may be for Foster completists only. But the intensity of her dead-eyed stare as the final credits scroll across her face reminds us of her preternatural ability, as ...

  • 50

    The New York Times Janet Maslin

    Nicolas Gessner's direction has a correspondingly comfortable feel, but this type of story is as old as the hills—no, older—and Mr. Gessner doesn't do much to make it plausible.

  • 40

    Variety

    This film, about a homicidal orphan girl, is farfetched nonsense with precious little to appease shriek freaks. Laird Koenig's screenplay from his novel is riddled with unsuspended...

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