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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Movie Review: The House at the End Of the Street (Spoilers)

The House at the End Of the Street was released September 21st, 2012 in the United States and a 101 minutes run time. Directed by Mark Tonderai. Screenplay by David Loucka. Starring Jennifer Lawerance, of Hunger Games fame.

A teen and her mother move from the crime ridden Chicago to a rural town.

The House at the End Of the Street is an able horror film, though it doesn't have much in the way of surprises. This film follows the time-tested horror film formula which has been subverted time and time again (i.e. The Last House on the Left, the original Scream and The Cabin in the Woods.) This time-tested, possibly out-dated formula relies on violation and punishment. The main character, Elisa, finds themselves punishment for violating the societal  expectations of her new town by befriending someone that the town had shunned, Ryan. Of course, because she did that, she has to be punished according to this formula.

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