Elyss (Lawrence) and her single mom set up in a new town and find that a double murder took place in the titular house on their street; a deranged girl slayed her parents before disappearing into the woods. Elyss falls for the victim’s brooding son (Thieriot) unaware of the secrets he harbours. Unsure of where it stands, Mark Tonderai masquerades the film as a small town coming-of-age story until well into the final third. Terribly written, poorly executed and an unfortunate anomaly in an otherwise defining year for Lawrence.
House At The End Of The Street | Directed by Mark Tonderai (USA 2012) with Jennifer Lawrence, Max Thieriot. Starts January 17