Following a rather underwhelming trailer that hit in March, a second preview for the Jennifer Lawrence-led, Mark Tonderai-directed scare-fest House at the End of the Street is now online. Despite this being a slight improvement on our look — mine being an improved opinion that, luckily, comes from this expanded scope — the familiarity of everything at play is disconcerting, and some early reactions that came my way indicate this isn’t overcome. With this lead performer, I bet it’ll be well-acted; the rest might leave you wanting more.
Watch the trailer below (via Apple):
Seeking a fresh start, newly divorced Sarah (Oscar(R)-nominee Elisabeth Shue; Leaving Las Vegas, Piranha 3D) and her daughter Elissa (Oscar(R)-nominee Jennifer Lawrence; X-Men: First Class, Winter’s Bone) find the house of their dreams in a small, upscale, rural town. But when startling and unexplainable events begin to happen, Sarah and Elissa learn the town is in the shadows of a chilling secret. Years earlier, in the house next door, a daughter killed her parents in their beds, and disappeared – leaving only a brother, Ryan (Max Thieriot, My Soul to Take), as the sole survivor. Against Sarah’s wishes, Elissa begins a relationship with the reclusive Ryan – and the closer they get, the deeper they’re all pulled into a mystery more dangerous than they ever imagined.
Also starring Elisabeth Shue, Max Thieriot, and Gil Bellows, House at the End of the Street opens on September 21st.
Has your opinion on the film changed one way or the other with this second preview?
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