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Girl in the Box (2016)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | September 2016 (USA)
In 1977, a girl is kidnapped and kept in a coffin-sized box. When her captors let her out, it's only to abuse her horribly. Will she ever escape?

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Stephen Kemp

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Stephen Kemp
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Cast

Credited cast:
Zane Holtz ... Cameron Hooker
Zelda Williams ... Janice Hooker
Brittany Allen ... Bonnie
Matt Cooke Matt Cooke ... Jack
Shawn Wright Shawn Wright ... Priest #1
Bill Lake ... Desk Officer
Shileen Paton ... Angel
Vivian Wright ... Amber
Adrian Griffin ... Priest #2
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nathaniel Burns ... Man at Lay-By #1
Kimball Farley ... College Kid #4
Rob Hartz ... Landlord
Sean Ryan McBride Sean Ryan McBride ... College Kid #2
Hugh McCrae Jr. ... College Kid #3 (as Hugh McCrae)
Jabari Overstreet Jabari Overstreet ... College Kid #1
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Storyline

May 1977. 20-year-old Colleen Stan is hitching from Oregon to California to visit friends. With a little over 40 miles of her journey left, she accepts a lift from a young couple, Cameron and Janice Hooker. It's a fateful decision. Kidnapped at knifepoint, Colleen spends the next seven years imprisoned for up to 23 hours a day in a coffin-sized box hidden beneath her captors' bed. When not incarcerated, she is employed as the Hooker's slave and child-minder, and is gradually drawn into a bizarre and complex world of extreme obsession and fantasy... Based on a true story, GIRL IN THE BOX is a dark psychological drama told through the eyes of one of the crime's perpetrators, Janice Hooker. Janice came under the spell of the likeable and charismatic Cameron when just sixteen: but Cameron harbours a dark secret: an insatiable addiction to extreme bondage and S&M. Unable to cope with Cameron's ever more extreme demands, Janice strikes a deal: if Cameron will stop using her for his S&M ...

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A garota na caixa See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

The movie is based on a real case that occurred in Red Bluff, a small town in Northern California roughly 3 hours from the border of Oregon. See more »

Goofs

Abduction occurred in May of 1977. Hooker's car is 1978 or 79 Toyota Celica (that appears to have at least 10 years of cosmetic wear on it). In a separate documentary, Colleen Stan stated it was a Dodge Colt that stopped. See more »

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Surprisingly creepy film, beautifully filmed
3 June 2018 | by OJTSee all my reviews

This is a little hidden gem of a of a psycho killer movie, about a kidnapping that found place in 1977, of a young hitch hiking woman, picked up by an odd couple in rural California. The 20 year old woman is soon gagged and put in a wooden box and kept there for a long time, before being kept as a slave.

The film immediately gets your attention for being very beautifully filmed, and kept in sunny warm colors, asa contrast to the chilly story.

The film is also well acted, by the estranged couple, played by Zelda Williams and Zane Holtz, both doing a great job. The victim is played by Addison Timlin.

Well worth a watch!


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