The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)
40 years into her career and this still stands as Jodie Foster’s most accomplished performance & she was only 13 at the time. The depth of sheer creepiness that she exudes as Rynn Jacobs is a wonder that Martin Sheen matches beat by beat as Frank Hallet, the neighborhood pedophile whose sights are set on her. A subplot involving Scott Jacoby as a wannabe teenage magician tends to stop the flick dead in its tracks, but such problems seem trivial when the film ends on such a disturbing still shot of Foster’s disaffected face.
(The flick has been on DVD for years, but for the best viewing experience, seek out the grainy Vestron video.)