House at the End of the Street (2012)

dir. Mark Tonderai

Jennifer Lawrence plays an emotionally intuitive teenage girl who moves to a new neighbourhood with her mother. We know she’s emotionally intuitive not because she offers clever insights or friendly support to those around her, but because she sits around playing banal songs on her guitar. She befriends the brother of a missing girl who apparently committed a murder at the house at the end of the street, and soon unearths a dark secret. Of course, the dark secret is pretty rote, and isn’t as compelling or disturbing as the movie seems to think it is, but them’s the breaks with a teenage horror movie. Like a bland teenage girl singing songs on her guitar, there’s a lot of intention to seem impressive and special, but fundamentally it’s just the same thing we’ve all seen and heard before.

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