Cast and Crew: Mort Shuman, Scott Jacoby
What It’s About: Rynn Jacobs (Jodie Foster) lives with her father in a rented house in an insular seaside town, but whenever her prejudiced WASPy landlord Mrs. Hallet (Alexis Smith) comes around, her father seems to be unavailable. Hallet thinks Rynn has something to hide, but then Hallet is hiding something about her son Frank (Martin Sheen)…
Why Watch it Today?: The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane is a thriller that takes its time to get going but once it does, it is one of the best. It’s also a great character study and showcase for Foster and Sheen’s talents. The film starts on Halloween night, which is also Rynn’s birthday.
Other Choices: Halloween, Dark Night of the Scarecrow, and Donnie Darko all take place on Halloween…hope you enjoy yours…..