House At The End Of The Street Schlock For The Teens!
Now to be honest I wasn’t overly sure about House at the End of the Street, from the trailer I was sure if it was going to be a horror, thriller or a bit of both, so it did intrigue me a little to find out how it would pan out.
So the armed with a large latte (I was reviewing two films that day back to back) I went in to the screen wondering what to expect and would this type of film be busy, as sometimes people do have tendency to give films like this a bit of a miss.
First of all the screening for House at the End of the Street was busy, being that the film has 15 certificate, there were a few 15-year-old girls in the front of the cinema giggling away, always a good start, but never mind, maybe the film would keep them quiet!
A New Start In A New House!
A Mother (Elisabeth Shue) and daughter (Jennifer Lawrence) move in to a new town and find themselves living next door to a rather creepy house that has a terrible past, which is shown in the opening of the film, as a young girl wakes one night four years ago violently kills her parents. Now the house is empty or so they think, as soon they discover that there is a surviving son that is now living in the house, so she befriends him, much to dislike to the rest of the town.
What we have in House at the End of the Street is a film which isn’t really for the older audiences, it’s for the teenagers and it suffers from those shock tactics that most film goers have gotten so used to, but, saying that it does have twist to the rather somewhat slow story and that is worth watching it for.
As I said House at the End of the Street is for teenagers and most of them will probably see the name Jennifer Lawrence and straight away thing of The Hunger Games and watch it for that reason.
This movie is a teenage horror-thriller and older viewers of the film, will enjoy it, but maybe not as much as those in the younger bracket. Remember I mentioned earlier about the teenage girls in the front row, well they screamed, yes they did and that goes to show that the film really works on them.
I don’t think the film is going to win any major awards and it is a smaller released film for Jennifer Lawrence than The Hunger Games, but teen will love this bit of movie schlock.
Overall Thoughts For House at the End of the Street
If you’re teenager looking for something a little less boisterous than some of the latest big movies such as Dredd 3D, then go and see House at the End of the Street. Also if you are of a little jumpy disposition then this will make you jump, it’s enjoyable in its only silly little way and it’s going to do extremely well with the 15-20 age bracket.
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