Redbox Review: "House at the End of the Street"

I am in no way shy about the fact I am obsessed with Jennifer Lawrence. She is the main reason for my pick this week: “House at the End of the Street.” Keep in mind, I am a self-proclaimed baby, and I normally hate horror movies.

This movie starts with a mother and daughter (Elisabeth Shue and Jennifer Lawrence) moving into a new house and starting a new life in a small town. Their neighbor Ryan (Max Thieriot) still lives in the home where his younger sister, Carrie Anne, murdered his parents.The whole town has something against Ryan; people in the neighborhood cannot understand why he would still live in the house where this tragedy happened.There is even an urban legend that Carrie Anne lives in the woods, tormenting anyone who dare to venture in.

Despite his unpopularity, Elissa (Lawrence) decides to befriend Ryan and the story follows the roller coaster that is their relationship.

I am awful at predicting movies and was surprised by the plot twist (I won’t spoil it for you!).

That being said, the movie didn’t do a very good job of explaining how and why the plot twist happened. It was sloppily explained in about five minutes of screen time. It left my roommate and I to put the pieces together on our own.

If you are looking to be terrified, I would go with another movie. Like I mentioned before I’m a baby, I’ve been known to cry during scary movies, and I barely jumped during this one. Granted it was daylight and I was holding onto my roommate's arm for dear life, but hey, those are minor details.

If you normally aren’t a horror movie fan, go ahead and rent this one—it won’t keep you up at night.

This article is part of Samantha Latting's weekly entertainment column, "Redbox Review," which provides reviews about movies available at Redbox.
By: Samantha Latting | Image: Source


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