Jennifer Lawrence made a great Katniss Everdeen, but after seeing the trailer for her soon-to-be-released movie “The House at the End of the Street,” we have a feeling that horror fans are going to start calling her by another name: Scream Queen. Jennifer actually made this little low-budget entry into the thriller genre before she scored the lead in “The Hunger Games,” but it’s being released this coming September—and while it’s no “Catching Fire,” there’s definitely something to be said for seeing our favorite new leading lady racing around in a sweat-drenched tank top and totally losing her shizz.
The movie (and by extension, the trailer) is a bit of a weirdie in that it runs backward—beginning with a bedraggled-looking Jennifer escaping through a window into a creepy garage—and appears to pretty much give away the entire movie…but hey, who knows.
The story, as we’ve put it together: Elissa (Jennifer) and her mom have moved into a house, which is not, in fact, at the end of the street, but rather adjacent to it, and which is being offered for a rock-bottom rent thanks to the scary murderous history of the house that is at the end of the street. Which is occupied by a guy whose creepy eyeballs and twitchy demeanor clearly indicate that he’s a killer, so why is Elissa making out with him?! Geez, lady—have you never seen a horror movie? Talk about your rookie mistakes.
Well, anyway, with this movie Jennifer is fulfilling a proud Hollywood tradition of making at least one creepy screamer before skyrocketing to stratospheric levels of fame (and in a good year, too—Elizabeth Olsen and Chris Hemsworth are contributing their own jump-out-at-ya horror flicks to the pot in 2012 as well!). And “The House at the End of the Street” looks exciting, and it is out September 21, and we are going to see it, and so are you.
What do you think of the “House at the End of the Street” trailer?