House at the End of the Street
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Anybody over age 30 has probably seen this same story at least half a dozen times by now.
I would have probably given it another star if I had not heard so much praise for the film beforehand.
But the movie did not live up to the hype.
It was pretty much a "by the numbers" horror film that borrows very, very, very heavily from the Grand-daddy of horror films that started this whole Genre --- PSYCHO
No real twists, pretty much what you expect and are waiting for from beginning to end.
So certainly not bad, but not the "masterpiece of suspense that will keep you from sleeping" that so many proclaimed it to be.
Since then she has gone from strength to strength starring in two of the biggest box office successes we have seen in the last two years X Men First Class and Hunger Games. I think it's fair to say that her rise has been meteoric.
As I watched the movie and the camera's love affair with her, the thought went through my mind several times of what an exquisite looking creature she truly is, still young enough to play a teenager.
A grisly murder of two parents takes place in a remote house in a leafy suburb of an upscale neighborhood of a typical rural town. The daughter who killed them was never found thus stoking local legend that she is still running around loose.
Years later a mother played by Elisabeth Shue and her daughter Elissa (Jennifer) move to said town they end up in a house nearby from which the slightly rundown, seemingly abandoned and spooky murder house is visible. Cue the scary music when Jennifer looks through the trees and sees the house light unexpectedly come on. Wooh.
As Elissa adjusts to school life her curiosity ensures familiarity with the story, and then one night walking in the rain a car stops to offer her a ride home, and the driver is the current occupant of the scary house the only surviving member of the family. Does she get in the car or keep walking?
Elissa and her mother have one of those fractious relationships and her mother forbids her from having anything to do with the occupant of the house but Elissa is attracted to him and teens will be teens.Read more ›
But all the protagonist "teenagers" have more maturity than college grads, it just doesn't sell the fact that these are supposed to be kids. Kids who actually wind up being "right" all along, I may add.
All the characters and the actors that portrayed them, is let down by a script with more plotholes than NY potholes after a freak snow storm.
So the five stars are for the film buffs out there. Your next "requirement" people, is to screen Serena. Lawrence did that "weepie" after this "creepie". Get to it.
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Great movie stars Jennifer Lawrence. It keeps you on the edge of your seat and you may think you have it figured out but there's a few major twists right up to the end. Read morePublished 29 days ago by HonestAnna
Blu-ray disc wouldn't play in our PS3, but worked fine in our Blu-ray player.
Jennifer Lawrence plays guitar and sings a little bit. ...decent voice and guitar skills.. Read more
Quick shipping and loved the movie. Not really a horror movie more of a suspense.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
You'll needed to try it l loved the movie l love everything on my Amazon Fire HD tablet and Amazon.com. I love to look and shop on Amazon.com. Thanks again. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Patty's Kindle
The last 30 minutes are the best. Otherwise, it meandered a bit, got off track, the acting was pretty wooden...except for the last 30 minutes. I won't say any more.Published 4 months ago by Janet88971Hollissen