Release: September 21, 2012
Thriller / Horror
Jennifer Lawrence is a bit of a hot commodity now, what with the Hunger Games being a monstrously huge success, her great performance in Winter's Bone and don't forget she's Mystique in X-Men First Class and its upcoming sequel--to say she's doing well is a bit of an understatement.
Her current "A" status gives me hope for House at the End of the Street. Usually actors that have "made it," so to speak, don't sign on to do horror movies unless it's pretty good, at least in the script department. A good example is The Woman in Black, with Daniel Radcliffe. A little cliched in the jump-scares department, but the story, acting, and atmosphere were spot-on and was a bright mark for horror movies in my opinion.
I am a little worried that she may have signed on to the project just before her true rise to stardom and just took the job, and I'm a little turned-off by her character's awkward inquisitive nature, such as when she just ask, "Hey, you're the dude who's parents were murdered?" without any tact in her social skills, and it makes me laugh how the studio took the huge liberty of taking "House at the End of the Street" to make the acronym "HATES" that they are using in marketing the movie. I'm going to give the movie the benefit of the doubt however, and hey, at least it's not a remake.
Also, I'm calling the "twist" of the movie right now: the boy and his sister murdered his parents, got away with it, and his sisters isn't a ghost, she's just crazy and he has to control her to not kill Jennifer Lawrence's character. That has to be it, right?
Anyway, enjoy all three trailers of the movie!