Studio Synopsis ~ Terror hits home in the chilling Unrated Cut of House at the End of the Street — with a shocking added twist you didn’t see in theaters! Newly divorced Sarah (Elizabeth Shue) and her teenage daughter Elissa (Jennifer Lawrence) have just moved to the suburbs for a fresh start. But their hopes quickly shatter as they learn that, years earlier, a grisly murder took place next door when a deranged girl killed her parents and disappeared. The girl’s older brother Ryan (Max Thieriot) still occupies the house, and when he befriends Elissa, his secretive past could become her worst nightmare!
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Running Time: 108 minutes
Number of Disks: 2
- Journey Into Terror: Inside the House at the End of the Street
- Theatrical Trailer
With a cast of more than competent characters, but a handling that’s anything but, “House at the End of the Street” moans and groans along with a vacant expression and vanilla feel. And while the filmmakers may have used Lawrence’s “girl on fire” machismo in an attempt to reheat this conglomeration of lukewarm leftovers – even the Blu-ray jacket utilizes a tightly cropped Lawrence shot – the real horrors of the film lay with the price of admission.
Lawrence, Thieriot and Shue may have no trouble bringing you in, but in the end its Tonderai's failed attempts at shocks and any semblance of suspense that will leave you screaming to get away from this neighborhood.
The isolated “making of” extra is just as lackluster, offering a generic behind the scenes look at the film with clips from the cast and director Mark Tonderai. To be fair to the extras menu though, no amount of featurette fluff would have made much of a difference given the stale state of the film.
So with a handling that’s squarely middle-of-the-road, sacrificing and foregoing anything bold, this “House at the End of the Street” will remain on the market as a shock-free fixer-upper.
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Central Cast: Jennifer Lawrence | Max Thieriot | Elisabeth Shue | Gil Bellows
Director: Mark Tonderai
Central Writers: David Loucka | Jonathan Mostow
Theatrical Release: September 21, 2012
Blu-Ray/DVD Release: January 8, 2013
Genre: Horror | Thriller
Supporting Cast and more Writers found HERE