Shockingly uneventful, this horror film marks time until dropping its big, dumb reveal.
| Original Score: 1/5
A choppily edited, poorly timed mess with little continuity, overloaded with aural shocks in a desperate attempt to compensate for its minimal suspense.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Tonderai steers the story cleanly around its queasy hairpin turns, perversely toying with one of pop cinema's most cherished clichés: the audience's inculcated desire to side with the underdog.
There are one or two clever plot twists that are subsequently followed up by a cavalcade of ridiculous, credibility-stretching ones.
What could be so bad about a new Jennifer Lawrence movie that its distributor opts to keep it away from critics and release it with minimal ad support? Please, allow "House at the End of the Street" to answer that question.
This is the rare horror film so bad you almost wish it had turned into a good old connect-the-gory-dots slasher movie. The only mystery at work is how Lawrence's agent ever let her sign on.
| Original Score: D-
Goes flat and generic, substituting jump-scares and visual twitchiness for the psychological complexity that might have sold the horror.
| Original Score: C+
Originality, or lack thereof, isn't really the movie's problem. Execution is.
| Original Score: 2/5
A schlockly spin on the girl-in-jeopardy genre.
Feisty girl + troubled young man + house full of ugly secrets = hackneyed horror movie you've seen a hundred times before, even if Jennifer Lawrence keeps it watchable.
Bland, bloodless babysitter bait.
A thriller with a twisted ending that feels clumsy, laboured and unconvincing throughout.
| Original Score: 1/4
Lawrence is perfectly in character yet somehow outside it too, floating above Elissa and the weak movie alike.
| Original Score: 2/4