A Filmster Quickie: House at the End of the Street

House at the end of the street

Release Date: September 21, 2012

Watched: July 21, 2013

Review: July 25, 2013

Director: Mark Tonderai

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Max Thieriot, Elisabeth Shue

The Filmster Rating:

Beware Rating

Synopsis: 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. – IMDb

Review: House at the End of the Street is a B-movie that has a story of a watered down version of Psycho, that makes the Psycho remake, seem like a classic. The most important elements of this film are very similar to Psycho: blonde girl who meets a shy creepy guy who lives in a big house, that has a big secret. For this film the first half was a drag and the dialogue for this film was atrocious. When it got to the meat of the film and the big reveal was shown, it just fell flat and confusing. They tried to trick you into believing they left a big plot hole, but right before the credits they reveal the real secret and it just felt ridiculous. I commend the idea of the twists but they fail in their execution. For the leads, Jennifer Lawrence and Max Theiriot, they were both average. Not a lot of great acting in these type of films. House at the End of the Street was just a quick cash grab from using Jennifer Lawerence, and therefore, fails in giving you a good film.

Blogger’s Thoughts

“House at the End of the Street (aka, HATES, for all of your tweeters out there) is exactly what you would expect from a horror movie with a lame-ass title like this: no surprises, no scares, no fun, no nothing.” – Dan The Man’s Movie Reviews

“this movie is saddled with horrible direction (the occasional stylistic interjections are completely unwelcome), and a terrible, terrible, terrible script. This is a movie that takes way too long to get started, and then when it does, you’re going to wish it would stop.” – Fogs’ Movie Reviews


Thanks For Reading.

9 responses to “A Filmster Quickie: House at the End of the Street

  1. Nice review Issy. I love Jennifer Lawrence but this doesn’t appeal to me at all, I figure her acting chops probably isn’t gonna be utilized well here anyway, which you’ve confirmed in your review :D

  2. Pingback: Get to the Point: Fruitvale Station & You’re Next | Rorschach Reviews·

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