“House at the End of the Street”

September 29th, 2012 at 8:59 pm by under A Look at the Movies

Rated PG-13
1 hour 40 minutes

Staring: Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Shue, Max Theiriot

When one of the characters described “The House at the End of the Street” as a drag on the real estate market, you can guess that something gruesome happened there.

It’s the typical plot line for a not very intriguing psychological thriller. Jennifer Lawrence and her overly protective mom, Elizabeth Shue, get too nosey for their own good.

Lawrence obviously went slumming before the release of “The Hunger Games.” For every young star growing up, the rite of passage includes appearing in this type of low budget thriller.

The overly inquisitive teen just can’t resist undercover the creepy secrets of “The House at the End of the Street,” where lunacy may run in the family. You’ll do well keeping you distance from this second-rate “Psycho” spin-off.

As long as we understand that “The house at the end of the street” is only for the most incurable fans of shock and shudder, this cheesy chiller belongs in the low rent district in the neighborhood of two stars.

As Jennifer Lawrence matures into a major Hollywood star, she may one day regent having set foot in “The House at the End of the Street.”

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