House at the End of the Street


House at the End of the Street

Critics 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.



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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) Relativity


Eva Link
as Carrie Anne
Jordan Hayes
as Penn State Carrie Anne
Krista Bridges
as Mary Jacobson
Craig Eldridge
as Dan Gifford
Jonathan Higgins
as Dr. Kohler
Lori Anne Alter
as Jenny Gifford
Joy Tanner
as Bonnie Reynolds
Bobby Osborne
as Young Ryan
Gracie Tucker
as Young Carrie Anne
John Healy
as John Jacobson
Claudia Jurt
as Dr. Marianna Harrison
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Critic Reviews for House at the End of the Street

All Critics (65) | Top Critics (14) | Fresh (8) | Rotten (57)

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

    Sep 25, 2012 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

    A.A. Dowd

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • Don't be tempted to put in an offer; this house is built on flimsy foundations.

    Sep 24, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Dafydd Goff

    Top Critic
  • A choppily edited, poorly timed mess with little continuity, overloaded with aural shocks in a desperate attempt to compensate for its minimal suspense.

    Sep 22, 2012 | Rating: 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.

    Sep 22, 2012 | Full Review…
  • There are one or two clever plot twists that are subsequently followed up by a cavalcade of ridiculous, credibility-stretching ones.

    Sep 21, 2012 | Full Review…

    Alonso Duralde

    Top Critic
  • 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.

    Sep 21, 2012 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for House at the End of the Street

  • May 07, 2016
    Terrible in every way imaginable.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer
  • Nov 06, 2015
    Predominantly an annoying buildup to a twist that you've seen before and you'll see coming, but still not a totally worthless piece.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 03, 2014
    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 B Super Reviewer
  • Jul 16, 2014
    In "House at the End of the Street," teenage Elissa(Jennifer Lawrence) and her mother(Elisabeth Shue), a doctor, move to a small town. They are able to afford a house because of the murders just across the way years before. All is not doom and gloom, however, as Elissa befriends Ryan(Max Thieriot, of "Bates Motel") after he gives her a ride home one night. So, it is a shame that Ryan is definitely hiding something and/or someone. As seriously undercooked as it is with its smart initial class consciousness fading into a much more conservative resolution, "House at the End of the Street" has certain things going for it. Namely, its third act plot twist does have a certain nasty logic going for it. Plus, Jennifer Lawrence shows flashes of brilliance while Max Thieriot and a relaxed Gil Bellows are quite good in support.
    Walter M Super Reviewer

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