Before Jennifer Lawrence headed off to Panem to become Katniss Everdeen and rule the box office, she made a relatively small thriller called “House at the End of the Street.” From the looks of the trailer, she probably wished she’d taken up the bow and arrow earlier.
In the exclusive trailer, we’re introduced to the events of the movie in reverse order. First, we see Lawrence’s character Elissa tormented by unseen forces, but with each step backward, we get a better picture of what the hell is going on in the house at the end of the street.
Eventually, we learn that Elissa and her mother, played by Elisabeth “Adventures in Babysitting” Shue, have just rented a house, presumably somewhere near the end of a street, but not quite there. Elissa’s mom informs her that the reason their rental is so cheap is that a double murder took place nearby. “Where?” you might ask. We’re getting to that.
The neighbors down the street aren’t what perspective renters would call ideal. Before Elissa and her mom moved into the neighborhood, the girl down the street murdered her mother and father, which did wonders for the housing market in the area. When Elissa makes friends with the surviving son, played by Max Thieriot, the past comes back to haunt her.
“House at the End of the Street” marks Jennifer Lawrence’s first foray into horror, and as Hollywood’s newest superstar, it will be interesting to see where her next few movies take her.
“House at the End of the Street” opens in theaters on September 21.
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