The Grade Book: “House at the End of the Street”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

House at the End of the Street

Plot: A mother and daughter move to a new town, discovering that a murder took place in a house near their new home.

Director: Mark Tonderai. 

Writers: David Loucka and Jonathan Mostow. 

Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Elisabeth Shue, and Max Thieriot. 

Genre: Horror, Thriller.

Running Time: 1 hour and 41 minutes.

MPAA Rating: PG-13.

 

WE LIVE FILM GRADE AVERAGE: C

AMOUNT OF REVIEWS IN GRADE BOOK: 6

SUMMARY OF THOUGHTS: Jennifer Lawrence is a fine actress, but even she can’t help this generic, poorly-written horror film.

REVIEWS:

  • Joe Cauwel:

Grade: C-

I’ve seen it all before. But this time it’s wrapped in a boring package. I knew the twist prior to watching that may have effected the way I thought about it. But the twist could not have saved it.

  • Ryan Fecskovics:

Grade: B-

Jennifer Lawrence gives another strong performance in this low-budget horror film. She convinces the audience that she is this innocent young adult who happens to be at the wrong place, at the wrong time. This movie of course is cliche and not written well. But it is a movie that made me want to watch it again. It’s fun to watch. And at the same time, you get the wonderful Jennifer Lawrence. She has yet to face a performance that she could not handle.

  • Chad Gleason (MovieManCHAD):

 

Grade: C+

Jennifer Lawrence and the other lead kinda save the film for me even when the final reveal comes.

  • Scott Menzel:

Grade: C-

Jennifer Lawrence and Elizabeth Shue are way too talented to be starring in this generic horror film. The dialogue is laughably bad and the performances are average at best. The film oddly enough keeps the viewer interested throughout even though the story is extremely predictable, with a completely forced and unrealistic ending. Overall, if you like this new teenie booper wave of horror flicks, then this is better than most.

  •  Alex Perez:

Grade: D

Not even a (as expected) great performance from Jennifer Lawrence can save this movie from being just another crappy horror flick, as it suffers greatly from cliched scares, idiotic and unlikable characters, stupid and unnecessary twists, unintentional hilarity, and moments that just insult your intelligence. If you are smart in any sense of the word, please don’t see House at the End of the Street. It really is not worth your time.

  • Arelis Ramos (Shipper War):

Grade: C+

A movie that has misleading marketing that overall ends by taking the audience by surprise with its twist and turns as a psychological thriller with the after taste of Hitchcock’s Psycho, becoming a disappointment for those expecting to see an actual horror film.

 

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