Review: 'House At The End Of The Street' Has Clever Twist, But Is Low On Thrills & Chills
If you are expecting a super scary horror film, you will be disappointed. If however, you are expecting a lifetime movie of the week, damsel in distress film, you will not be.
Personally, for the first 50 minutes of 'House at the End of the Street' I was kind of bored and then came a 'twist' and I sat up in my seat....but not for long.
Okay, so here's the story...Sarah (Elisabeth Shue) is a divorced mom who moves into an upscale neighborhood to start a better life with her daughter, Elissa (Jennifer Lawrence, 'Hunger Games'). Only trouble is there are rumors that the nearby woods are haunted by a homicidal killer named Carrie Ann (seems she murdered her mom and dad) - sounds like one ungrateful kid.
Anyway, Elissa befriends Carrie Ann's brother, Ryan (Max Thieriot) who still lives in his deceased parents' house. Poor guy is an outsider thanks to his sister's little murder spree. But that doesn't stop Elissa from falling for him. Can't really blame her...The dude is cute.
To say anymore about this film would be giving too much away. But what I will say is that it is unfortunately a definite DVD/Netflix rental.
Also, if you decide to take an evening stroll in the dark, spooky woods with a homicidal maniac running loose, you may want to consider another form of entertainment.
I gave 'House At The End Of The Street' directed by Mark Tonderai ('Hush') and written by David Loucka ('Dream House') based on a story by Jonathan Mostow ('Terminator 3')
2 1/2 bagels out of 5.
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