- Sep 21
- HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET: Review
- Posted by Deljhp - 21/09/12 at 06:25 PM
Director: Mark Tonderai. Review: Stan Glick.
As in business, it’s sometimes the case in the horror/thriller genre that it’s all about “location, location, location.” There’s “A Nightmare on Elm Street” (1984, remade in 2010), “Last House on the Left” (2009), and probably others that I can’t think of off-hand. Now joining them is “House at the End of the Street,” a psychological horror/thriller starring Jennifer Lawrence (“Winter’s Bone” and “The Hunger Games,” – as if you had to be told) and Elizabeth Shue (the original 1984 version of “The Karate Kid” and “Leaving Las Vegas”). Both have been Oscar nominees.
Lawrence plays Elissa, the high school-aged daughter of divorced mother Sarah (Shue). The two have just moved from Chicago to a beautiful, huge house adjacent to a state park in Pennsylvania. Sarah, who has a job at the local hospital, can afford to rent it because a tragedy at the neighboring house four years earlier has depressed the housing market in the area. That event, told in a prologue, involved the murder of the parents of two children by their own daughter. She is believed to have drowned in a nearby lake, but legend has her still living in the woods. The surviving son, Ryan, is now of college age and lives alone in the house, which he’s fixing up so he can sell it...Continue reading review.
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