Wednesday, April 27, 2022

The Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane 1976 Film Obsession Extravaganza

We all have beloved movies that take us back to a very specific time in our lives, being either the first time we saw it, or some connected event surrounding it. This underappreciated made-for-TV movie is very near and dear to my heart. I have a delightful, vivid memory of watching this on TV while carving a jack-o-lantern by myself on a cool Fall evening in the late 70's. You may not immediately consider this a Halloween film, but the first scene does indeed open on Halloween night. 

The film is of course based on the book of the same name by Laird Koenig, who wrote the screenplay as well. This is why the book and film are so wonderfully similar, one of the few that are so similar--another one being Rosemary's Baby.

For the longest time, The Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane was only available on VHS. It wasn't until 2016 that it finally arrived on Blu-Ray, and it comes with reversible artwork which is an uncommon bonus. I only recently watched it on BluRay for the first time, and wowie what a special treat! Also realized that my VHS copy must be an edited for television version because this was the first time I'd ever seen the naked part. Tastefully done, so it didn't bother me. The interview with Martin Sheen in the bonus features is worth the price of admission alone. An excellent rendering of one of my most beloved Halloween films.

Speaking of VHS, I have this extra copy available for purchase for $25 shipped within the US. Payable via the links below. The o
riginal box has moderate edge wear/clear tape only. Original tape in very good condition. Play tested, plays perfectly. RARE!

PLEASE NOTE: VHS tapes can be temperamental and play well on one player and not so well on another. For this reason, all tapes are sold AS-IS and are not returnable. However, I will always do my best to play-test each one for sound and playback quality.

Shipped from my smoke and pet-free home.

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