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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 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

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

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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

Film debut of Eva Link. 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

Ryan: People don't notice all the secrets around them. Even though they're right in front of them, just hiding, waiting to be found.
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Alternate Versions

The PG-13 and Unrated versions of the movie include several notable differences, including a plot twist in the finale as well as some additional violence and blood in the Unrated cut. The changes add only a minimal amount of additional runtime. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Brows Held High: Beauty and the Beast: Part 1 (2014) See more »

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Don't Go Away
performed by The Autumn Film
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Better than expected
13 July 2013 | by phd_travelSee all my reviews

This is an above average horror movie.

First the good points: The cast is A list - after all 2 Oscar winning actresses as daughter and mother - Jennifer Lawrence and Elisabeth Shue (who hasn't aged much). Max Thieriot (now of Bates Motel) is their next door neighbour who lives in a house where his parents were murdered. The acting is good and there is some build up of sympathy with the characters in the story.

It's not supernatural so it's not too implausible. Doesn't have too many shock tactics. I'm kind of sick of the recent supernatural horrors with Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz and the one with Katie Holmes and Bailee Madison. It's not too slasher like too. No violence that doesn't advance the plot.

It's got some faults: Firstly the closeup photography is a bit too close up. Can't see the whole face. A bit jerky too.

There is a twist of course which is not totally unpredictable.

Overall kind of enjoyed it.


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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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Dolby Digital | SDDS | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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