Mark Tonderai’s “House at the End of the Street” has the potential to be a gritty, grind-it-out horror movie, with a female heroine trapped in the old home of a killer (or killers), but the fact that it’s also a PG-13 rated horror movie probably means it won’t come anywhere close. Even the trailers, with all their flashy editing and snazzy quick cuts and whatnot, can’t hide the hard truth that this is the kind of horror movie made entirely for kids out on first dates. On the plus side, apparently star Jennifer Lawrence runs around the entire Third Act wearing a rather fetching top. There’s that.
Seeking a fresh start, newly divorced Sarah (Elisabeth Shue) and her daughter Elissa (Jennifer Lawrence) find the house of their dreams in a small, upscale, rural town. But when startling and unexplainable events begin to happen, Sarah and Elissa learn the town is in the shadows of a chilling secret. Years earlier, in the house next door, a daughter killed her parents in their beds, and disappeared – leaving only a brother, Ryan (Max Thieriot), as the sole survivor. Against Sarah’s wishes, Elissa begins a relationship with the reclusive Ryan – and the closer they get, the deeper they’re all pulled into a mystery more dangerous than they ever imagined.
Also starring Elisabeth Shue, Max Thieriot, Gil Bellows, Nolan Gerard Funk, Krista Bridges, Jon McLaren, Jonathan Malen, Joy Tanner, Allie MacDonald, Will Bowes, and James Thomas.
Enter the house at the end of the street at your own risk September 21, 2012
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