House at the End of the Street
Fear reaches out... for the girl next door.
A mother and daughter move to a new town and find themselves living next door to a house where a young girl murdered her parents. When the daughter befriends the surviving son, she learns the story is far from over.
This was so fucking horrible.
I only saw this because Dylan Bates was in this and he's awesome on Bates Motel. Not so awesome here.
Him and Jennifer "Still Haven't Seen My Boobs At All" Lawrence deserve better.
Another horror film built around some great ideas but stumbles getting to them. The story concept by Jonathan Mostow could have been very memorable but in the end the script written by David Loucka has no idea how to properly use those concepts that have more then one reveal that should have made for a great genre film.
The cast is actually great, which just highlights the wasted potential the film had even more. Jennifer Lawrence was so good in fact, she was nominated for the Best Scared Shitless Performance MTV Movie Award. Maybe she'll win it next year so she can stop having to use that tacky "Academy Award Winning Actress" moniker. It's always great seeing…
House at the End of the Street is a film that should be languishing at the bottom of a DVD bargain basket at your local supermarket but has been elevated to a theatrical release thanks to the involvement of Jennifer Lawrence. Her casting aside there really isn’t a great deal of interest to be had in this flat and toothless teen thriller that happily shows its hand early on thus stripping the film of much of its intrigue.
The film opens with its most shocking and interesting sequence - a young girl brutally murdering her parents. Flash forward four years and Lawrence and her mother (Elisabeth Shue) move in next door to the crime scene whilst Jennifer befriends the one…
I was about an hour away from going to see Dredd when I got invited to go see this instead. Things went pretty much as expected from there.
Jennifer Lawrence give her usual performance that emanates with the warmth of a bowl full of frozen peas, that has been placed inside an iceberg, then launched into space. Every time she cracks a smile in this I'm worried that her face is going to crack, and her eyes man, beware the eyes. I guess she works in a film like Winter's Bone because of her frigid, practically emotionless way of acting, but here, where she is supposed to be a compassionate soul, she is miscast. The horrible direction and screenwriting doesn't…
So that happened.
I'm giving this one a quarter star because there was a fairly nice twist and the discovery of the twist was a little bit creepy. Not a lot creepy, but a little bit.
The rest of the star goes to Jennifer Lawrence and her many tight low-cut tank tops.
Otherwise, this movie was utterly predictable, not a bit scary, and full of unlikable characters all around. Plus, there're some "artistic" shots early in the film that are basically just strobe lights amounting to confusing, annoying crap.
Those that like looking at Jennifer Lawrence all sweaty and cleavage-y will be able to endure this film, barely. But if you're not one of us, you should probably just run away screaming now.
Why did I even bother?
Not as bad as everyone seems to think it is...
Well Jennifer Lawrence and Elizabeth Shue made a movie together. At least there's that.
There was a great idea under this mess somewhere. ❤ Elizabeth Shue.
This movie intrigued me because I wanted to see Jennifer Lawrence in a different type of role. I’ll pretty much watch any horror movie, and my expectations weren’t too high for this one. Overall the film ended up being more of a thriller than a horror flick. Pretty entertaining and had some good twists, which is more than I can say about most newer horror films.
Have you ever felt insulted by the film you've watched? I have... and it was by this piece of dogshit. This film didn't hold back on rolling out every fucking trope you could possibly imagine. It then feels the need to lay it all out on the table in the end as if you didn't catch on to the obvious bullshit that was coming early on. I'm going to have to cut this review short because I'm seriously getting pissed off just thinking about this stupid piece of shit. Terrible film. I will not allow anyone I know, love, or even care about to even consider watching this nonsense.
Movie at the End of Original Ideas.........thank god somebody is still borrowing the 'Horror' movies for dummies guide from their local library.
Not completely rubbish
The only scary thing about this movie is that someone convinced Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence being in this movie would be a smart career decision. I guess she wasn't an Oscar winner when it was made but she was a nominee!
Also JLaw says the line "do you think it's possible for someone to live in the woods?" To which I replied, well you can do it (referring to Katniss). most entertaining part of the movie until I realized I was talking to my laptop.
Solid horror/shocker starring Jennifer Lawrence and Elizabeth Shue as daughter and mother who uproot from Chicago to the countryside. They are renting cheaply as the house next door was the scene of an horrific murder. Soon Alyssa (Lawrence) gets to know Ryan, the brother of the girl who murdered her parents. However he has a secret in the cellar....
Nicely twisty tale, with both Lawrence and Shue giving performances better than the script deserves. Plus Gil Bellows pops up in a welcome role as the doomed police chief