House at the End of the Street

Metascore
31

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 19
  2. Negative: 10 out of 19

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Pete Hammond
    Sep 21, 2012
    50
    This PG-13 scare-fest is more psychological terror than blood and guts, and should satisfy-not repulse-young genre fans.
  2. Reviewed by: Kim Newman
    Sep 22, 2012
    40
    A few old favourites – like the inconveniently wonky torch and the probably-not-quite-killed maniac – deliver the required jolts, but early promise dwindles to hokum.
  3. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Sep 21, 2012
    40
    We will simply be grateful she (Lawrence) is here, and thus able to turn generic junk into mildly interesting junk.
  4. Reviewed by: Sara Stewart
    Sep 21, 2012
    50
    Yes, there are the requisite jump-in-your-seat scares, many of them false alarms, and it all plays out basically exactly like any other horror movie, but Lawrence does elevate the proceedings.
  5. Reviewed by: Scott Tobias
    Sep 21, 2012
    58
    Working from a solid template is only half the battle; the other half is filling in the details, and it's here that The House At The End Of The Street goes flat and generic, substituting jump-scares and visual twitchiness for the psychological complexity that might have sold the horror.
  6. Reviewed by: Rick Groen
    Sep 20, 2012
    50
    I doubt that Lawrence is conscious of this process. Nevertheless, stuck in a dull commercial feature, a very good actor happens upon a new solution to an age-old problem: She improves the script by transcending it, and steals the picture by abandoning it.
  7. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    Sep 21, 2012
    50
    Despite an intriguing setup, sharply drawn central characters and a lead performance from the luminous Jennifer Lawrence that elevates the material a few notches, House at the End of the Street is a by-the-book horror thriller that's low on scares and suspense.
  8. Reviewed by: Neil Smith
    Sep 22, 2012
    40
    Sadly, any hopes Mark Tonderai's US follow-up to 2008's "Hush" could have some "Cabin In The Woods"-style surprises up its sleeve are swiftly dashed as its talented lead is reduced to being just another scantily clad babe getting stalked by a psycho.
User Score
5.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 128 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 42
  2. Negative: 12 out of 42
  1. Oct 22, 2012
    4
    Dumb plot, dumb scares and unsure of what it wants to be. I still love you Jennifer, good on you for not promoting this piece of crap.Dumb plot, dumb scares and unsure of what it wants to be. I still love you Jennifer, good on you for not promoting this piece of crap. http://www.facebook.com/ElvisPresleySonElvisAaronPresleyJr Full Review »
  2. Oct 11, 2012
    10
    The house at the end of the street is the most emotional, powerful, moving cinematic piece. This film needs a nomination for Best Picture andThe house at the end of the street is the most emotional, powerful, moving cinematic piece. This film needs a nomination for Best Picture and may I go to say Best Film Of The Decade, my grandma even said that it deserves a Best Picture Ever sticker, I mean its that good. Go and see it NOW.....please Full Review »
  3. Nov 12, 2012
    3
    This is one of those cheapie horror flicks that was so **** it sat on the shelf for about two years before it was released.