House at the End of the Street (2012) - Rotten Tomatoes

House at the End of the Street (2012)



Critic Consensus: Poorly conceived, clumsily executed, and almost completely bereft of scares, House at the End of the Street strands its talented star in a film as bland as its title.

Movie Info

Seeking a fresh start, newly divorced Sarah (Elisabeth Shue) and her daughter Elissa (Jennifer Lawrence) 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. Years earlier, in the house next door, a daughter killed her parents in their beds, and disappeared - leaving only a brother, Ryan (Max Thieriot), as the sole survivor. Against Sarah's wishes, Elissa begins a relationship with the reclusive Ryan - and the closer they get, the deeper they're all pulled into a mystery more dangerous than they ever imagined. -- (C) Relativitymore
Rating: PG-13 (for intense sequences of violence nad terror, thematic elements, language, some teen partying and brief drug material)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Horror
Directed By:
Written By: David Loucka, Jonathan Mostow
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 8, 2013
Box Office: $31.6M
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Critic Reviews for House at the End of the Street

All Critics (60) | Top Critics (13)

Shockingly uneventful, this horror film marks time until dropping its big, dumb reveal.

Full Review… | September 25, 2012
Time Out
Top Critic

"House at the End of the Street" is so thoroughly unpredictable that it will even have you actively rooting for the villain and against the victims at one point.

Full Review… | October 7, 2015
Critic's Notebook

A "sleepover night" horror movie made for young people who haven't seen many good horror movies.

Full Review… | August 26, 2015

An uncommonly tedious effort...

Full Review… | July 16, 2014
Reel Film Reviews

It's made for - and presumably by - people who haven't ever seen a horror movie. What's even more frustrating is that its inherent ineptitude doesn't ever become entertaining in a "this is hilariously horrible" fashion.

Full Review… | November 25, 2013

Ninety minutes of melodrama for ten minutes of a very derivative surprise ending.

Full Review… | June 20, 2013
Cinema Crazed

Audience Reviews for House at the End of the Street


A generic, derivative and stupid Psycho rip-off that doesn't mind insulting the viewer's intelligence all the way through, and it throws in a ridiculous twist that makes no sense and makes it more than evident that no one involved gave a crap about it.

Carlos Magalh„es

Super Reviewer

There is definitely a great psychological thriller buried in House at the End of the Street. Unfortunately, the version that is available completely lacks any kind of suspense. Some plot twists are kind of ingenious while others are way too predictable. Leaving nothing to the imagination and eager to tie things together in a nice crowd pleasing manner, the film is only slightly elevated by Jennifer Lawrence, who is way too good for this material.
While Lawrence does bring some depth to her character, you won't care for anything that happens, and the clumsily executed mystery will have a tendency to bore rather than unnerve. Hitchcock would not be proud.

Edward Boxler

Super Reviewer


3 3/4's--Really good actors, and an interesting and provocative thriller. Jennifer Lawrence is a strong lead who doesn't disappoint. I enjoyed the plot twist, and I have to admit that it had me fooled for quite awhile. Not sure why the critics hated it so much....

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

House at the End of the Street Quotes

Elissa: [whispering] What are you?
– Submitted by Chris P (3 years ago)
Elissa: I like the way you see things... I like the way you see me.
– Submitted by Chris P (3 years ago)

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