Alot of Suspense, But Not Enough Blood and Guts in "The House At The End Of The Street"
A cousin of mine was given a few tickets to a pre-screening called ”The House at the End of the Street.” So we went to see it at the Eastridge Mall on Saturday August 18, 2012.
I decided to go see the movie because the preview seemed to be interesting. I like horror, it’s one of the genres that I find most interesting.
Overall, I would it give four and a half stars out of five. I liked the story behind it, but I could have used more detail. Actually, “The House at the End of the Street” would make a really good book with more perspective and detail.
But after watching the film and the previews again on youtube, I started to notice that there are not many gruesome scenes in the movie. From the preview, I thought it was going to be alot bloodier. The previews gave the appearance the film was going to be a gory horror film, but it wasn’t. But it is more of a suspenseful, action, thriller type movie that will get you on the edge of your seat.
One of the down parts of the movie was that the main character Ellisa, played by Jennifer Lawrence. She had me distracted in the movie because of her familiar face. She was the lead actress in “The Hunger Games” so it was hard to see her as anything besides Catness (her character from Hunger Games) with blond hair. Her acting was good, but I’ll have to say that at times she was trying too hard.
Also, the director Mark Tonderai doesn’t try to think outside the box by getting more diverse people into the film. For example, adding some African American culture into his film would have a greater impact to the movie. As with most horror and suspense thrillers out there, in “The House at the End of the Street” all you see is caucasians running around the set, making bad choices, and falling. Question to all Hollywood directors: Why don’t you do something different for a change?
All in all, I’d recommend this movie to viewers who like suspense and thrillers, but be prepared to see no diverse culture and no gruesome scenes.
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