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House at the End of the Street (2012)

PG-13  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Thriller  |  21 September 2012 (USA)
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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 who was the only survivor of the accident.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Penn State Carrie Anne
Mary Jacobson
Ben Reynolds
Hailee Sisera ...
Craig Eldridge ...
Dan Gifford
Dr. Kohler
Jake (as Oliver Soul)
Lori Alter ...
Jenny Gifford


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

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

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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Release Date:

21 September 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La casa de al lado  »

Box Office


$6,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,287,234 (USA) (21 September 2012)


$31,607,598 (USA) (14 December 2012)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film was shot in the 2-perf Techniscope format to provide a grainy image reminiscent of older horror films and to save money on film stock and processing. Despite this, "Filmed in Panavision" is listed in the end credits. See more »


When called to join a party after school by Tyler, Elissa is called by her mum. First, she holds the phone in her right hand but after a brief cut to Tyler she holds the phone in her left hand. See more »


Elissa: Dawn? What are you doing up that early?
Ryan: I sit out back and I write stuff. Like stories. You know, it's easy. I don't know, it's like - it's like at time of the day, because everyone's still asleep, all the best thoughts haven't been taken yet.
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performed by Billy Bland
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User Reviews

Not half bad, really. Jennifer Lawrence's presence ups the value a bit, too.
6 October 2013 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See 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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