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

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 ... 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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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 »

Goofs

When Elissa is in the secret room under Ryan's house she screams, and Ryan replies that nobody can hear her, implying the room is likely soundproof. However when Peggy was in the secret room beforehand she was gagged. See more »

Quotes

Ryan: I want you Elissa... but I need Carrie Anne.
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Alternate Versions

-SPOILER- The most significant addition is a 30-second scene where it's revealed that Officer Weaver was deeply involved in the events that transpired before the movie, basically implicating him for much of what happened. The PG-13 omits this twist entirely. When Ryan stabs Officer Weaver toward the end of the movie, Weaver says, "I protected you all these years", clearly implying that he was involved in the events that transpired before the movie. That statement by Officer Weaver is in the PG-13 version of the movie, so while it may not be complete, it is not omitted entirely. See more »


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I'm That Girl
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Good twist, but not clear enough. An audience with lowered expectations will be rewarded.
20 March 2013 | by nitzanhavocSee all my reviews

If watching HatEotS has taught me anything (taught me again, actually) is that many times a film's worst enemy could be the buzz around it. Had it not been for all the talk about it, I might have had lowered expectations and therefore a smaller sense of disappointment.

As the Horror freak that I am, I've always loved Psychological Thriller/Horror films with a sophisticated twist towards the end. This film makes an attempt on having such a twist, but personally, for me, it didn't work.

Let's start off with the good things: the acting was very good, especially by Max Thieriot as Ryan. The way he talked, the look in his eyes, everything was simply perfect for the role. Jennifer Lawrence wasn't bad either, but sadly the best part about her acting was her not being an eyesore, not at all. Great job also by Elisbabeth Shue as a teenagers's mother!

As for the story - I find it difficult to pinpoint my problem with it. The build up seemed sufficient and the twist was surprising enough, and kept up getting deeper and more evolved. Perhaps it's the difficulty to fully grasp and comprehend what had happened happened that took some of the excitement away. I was too busy figuring out one detail when the next hit. So perhaps other viewers will enjoy it more.

All in all, watching this has been a fun experience, though not overly. I can't say "don't watch it!", nor can I recommend it too enthusiastically. If you don't expect too much - you could be in for a treat.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA | Canada

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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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