Thursday, 1 August 2013

The House at the End of the Street

"The House at the End of the Street" (2012, Mark Tonderai, FilmNation Entertainment) is a thriller/slasher/mystery film... or at least it aims to be.

Sarah Cassidy (Elisabeth Shue) and her teenaged daughter, Elissa (Jennifer Lawrence), have just moved in to a rented house on a suburban street from the city. They have managed to afford it only because its neighbouring house is supposedly empty after the family were brutally murdered by one of their children.

But the lure of the creepily so-not-empty house proves too much for Elissa, who can't help but get to know the inhabitant....

A pretty standard modern mystery-horror with a lot of loud-noise-haha-it's-really-nothing jump scares and a convoluted but tedious plot.

It's a perfect 'horror' for teens to cut their fangs on, but offers little, other than Jennifer Lawrence, for a more mature horror fan.

[Image: FilmNation Entertainment]
 
Hani