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House at the End of the Street (2012)

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After moving with her mother to a small town, a teenager finds that an accident happened in the house at the end of the street. Things get more complicated when she befriends a boy. A double murder is not an accident.

Director:

Mark Tonderai

Writers:

David Loucka (screenplay), Jonathan Mostow (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Lawrence ... Elissa
Max Thieriot ... Ryan
Elisabeth Shue ... Sarah
Gil Bellows ... Weaver
Eva Link ... Carrie Anne
Nolan Gerard Funk ... Tyler
Allie MacDonald ... Jillian
Jordan Hayes ... Penn State Carrie Anne
Krista Bridges ... Mary Jacobson
James Thomas ... Ben Reynolds
Hailee Sisera ... Caitlin
Craig Eldridge Craig Eldridge ... Dan Gifford
Jonathan Higgins ... Dr. Kohler
Olivier Surprenant ... Jake (as Oliver Soul)
Lori Alter ... Jenny Gifford
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Storyline

Newly divorced Sarah and her daughter Elissa find the house of their dreams in a small, upscale, rural town. But when startling and unexplainable events begin to happen, Sarah and Elissa learn the town is in the shadows of a chilling secret. Written by Relativity

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Fear reaches out... for the girl next door.

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and terror, thematic elements, language, some teen partying and brief drug material | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Jennifer Lawrence does not actually sing in the movie - she's lip-syncing to session musician Sarah Rayne's voice. However, she did record her own version of one the songs, "All You've Gotta Do is Love", which was described as "not half-bad." See more »

Goofs

In one scene, while Ryan and Elissa are kissing in his house, the girl in the basement hears them through a baby monitor, and decides to escape as a result. However, it doesn't make sense for Ryan to have set up the baby monitor so that only the girl in the basement can hear him, while he cannot hear her. It would make more sense for the two parts of the baby monitor to be switched so that he can hear her. See more »

Quotes

Elissa: Dickhole is the new asshole!
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Alternate Versions

-SPOILER- The most significant addition is a 30-second scene where it's revealed that Officer Weaver was deeply involved in the events that transpired before the movie, basically implicating him for much of what happened. The PG-13 omits this twist entirely. When Ryan stabs Officer Weaver toward the end of the movie, Weaver says, "I protected you all these years", clearly implying that he was involved in the events that transpired before the movie. That statement by Officer Weaver is in the PG-13 version of the movie, so while it may not be complete, it is not omitted entirely. See more »

Connections

References Rebel Without a Cause (1955) See more »

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Alphabet Song
performed by Panda Su
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Not half bad, really. Jennifer Lawrence's presence ups the value a bit, too.
6 October 2013 | by zetesSee all my reviews

People don't seem to like this one much, but I found it totally decent. It's probably better than it should be simply for the presence of Jennifer Lawrence - who is just smoking hot. Okay, she's a good actress, too, and gives a good performance. She won an Oscar last year for Silver Linings Playbook (much deserved, in my book). Her tank top from this film should have been nominated for an award. Okay, enough about how hot Lawrence is (very, is the answer). The story here is decent, if nothing special. Lawrence, moving into a new home, falls for the damaged teen down the street, Max Thieriot (also pretty good). His horrifying past (his parents were murdered by his insane sister) is well known to the small town they live in. He harbors a few other secrets, as well. This mostly wins for me because Lawrence comes off as a fairly smart horror heroine. The climactic sequence is really well done (shades of the climax of Wait Until Dark - would have been nice to see this in the theater, as I came really close to doing last year). Elisabeth Shue also co-stars as Lawrence's mom. She's still good looking and is a fine actress. I'd love to see her in a really good role at this point in her career.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

House at the End of the Street See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,287,234, 23 September 2012

Gross USA:

$31,611,916

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,287,131
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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