October 10, 2015
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House at the End of the Street
Don Fowler
3 stars
Reviewer's Rating:
Elisabeth Shue and Jennifer Lawrence star in "House at the End of the Street."

(Better than most of its genre)

While we are not fans of the horror/thriller genre, "House at the End of the Street" is a cut above most of the horror/thriller movies.

Sure, there are the usual suspects, like walking in the woods at night, going into the basement and loud music before the attempts to make you jump.

But at least there is some decent acting and a couple of twists to keep you guessing, plus a final scene that will leave you saying, "Oh, OK. I get it."

Single mother (Elisabeth Shue) and teenage daughter (Jennifer Lawrence) move to a new house that abuts a state park and the house at the end of the street. They soon learn that a young girl has murdered her parents in the house and the older son has returned to live there.

Tyler (Max Thieriot) has become a recluse and the object of abuse. Elyssa befriends him, only to make some startling discoveries when she goes down in the basement.

Pay attention, because there is an interesting turn of events at the end, which follows the premise that things aren't always as they seem.

Rated PG-13, with a few shockers and some violence.

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