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Movie Review: House At The End Of The Street
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House at the End of the Street PosterHouse At The End Of The Street
Directed by: Mark Tonderai
Written by: David Loucka, Jonathan Mostow
Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Max Thieriot, Gil Bellows, Elisabeth Shue
Relativity Media | Rogue
Rated PG-13 | 101 Minutes
Release Date: September 21, 2012

Directed by Mark Tonderai, with a script by David Loucka (Dream House) based on a short story by Jonathan Mostow, House At The End Of The Street stars Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games) and Elisabeth Shue (Piranha).

How many times must we watch a horror movie where the premise is, “Someone was killed in that house…” or “They never found the body,” as if all across the country single mothers and their daughters are moving next door to the friendly neighborhood Murder House?

The House at the End of the Street is the latest in a long-running tradition of bad things happening in houses on streets. Of course there’s Wes Craven’s 1972 exploitation film, The Last House on the Left and his 1984 classic, A Nightmare on Elm Street. Actually, considering 1991’s People Under the Stairs is also by Craven, that guy might have a serious issue with houses.

Let’s not forget 1977’s Last House on Dead End Street (originally released in 1974 as The Cuckoo Clocks of Hell), which I only mention because of the awful title(s) and a plot that involves snuff films and power drills. Knowing Hollywood, we’ll probably see a remake of The Cuckoo Clocks of Hell after the next batch of Paranormal Activity sequels.

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