House at the End of the Street is a 2012 American psychological thriller film directed by Mark Tonderai that stars Jennifer Lawrence. The film's plot revolves around a teenage girl, Elissa, who along with her newly divorced mother Sarah, moves to a new neighborhood only to discover that the house at the end of the street was the site of a gruesome double homicide committed by a thirteen-year-old girl named Carrie Anne who had disappeared without a trace four years prior. Elissa then starts a relationship with Carrie Anne's older brother Ryan, who lives in the same house, but nothing is as it appears to be.
Newly divorced medical doctor Sarah Cassidy (Elisabeth Shue) and her 17-year-old daughter Elissa (Jennifer Lawrence) move to a small, upscale suburb. They are disturbed to discover the house they are moving into is on the same street as a house in which a family used to live until the parents were murdered. The story of the massacre is told to them by the neighbors. Four years prior, a girl named Carrie-Anne Jacobson killed her parents, then fled into the forest and was never seen again, leaving her brother Ryan (Max Thieriot) as the sole survivor. Ryan now lives alone and is hated by his neighbors; Bill Weaver (Gil Bellows), a local police officer, appears to be Ryan's only supporter.
Later, some unruly high school boys pick a fight with Ryan and he flees, and Elissa drives to his house and extinguishes a fire the boys started. She finds tampons in the kitchen garbage and explores the house with suspicion until she finds the secret room and is attacked by Carrie-Anne, who is revealed to actually be Peggy. Ryan restrains \"Carrie-Anne\" while frantically screaming at Elissa to leave. Elissa finds blue contact lenses and Peggy Johns's wallet in the kitchen. Ryan has kidnapped the waitress and attempted to make her look like Carrie-Anne. Elissa tells Ryan she has to go home but Ryan hits her, knocking her unconscious.
Elissa wakes to find herself tightly tied to a chair. Ryan reveals to her that Carrie Anne didn't kill their parents. In fact, she died during the accident on the swing set. It was Ryan who killed their parents, after suffering years of abuse because they blamed him for his younger sister's death. This leads to the final revelation: The \"Carrie Annes\" he has been keeping in the basement were kidnapped women who he made up to look just like his younger sister. He explains that he wants Elissa, but that he needs Carrie-Anne and knows that he cannot have both. Officer Weaver goes to Ryan's house to look for Elissa, but Ryan stabs him to death. Elissa frees herself and tries to escape in Ryan's car, but Ryan knocks her out with chloroform and traps her in his car trunk with Peggy's body. Sarah arrives and is also stabbed by Ryan. Elissa struggles out of the car and ultimately shoots Ryan with Weaver's gun. When she approaches him, he suddenly wakes up and grabs her wrist. When Ryan attempts to stab Elissa with the knife, Sarah strikes him in the head with the hammer.
Teen Elissa (Jennifer Lawrence) and her single mom (Elisabeth Shue) move from busy Chicago into a giant home in a small town; they got it cheap because it's next door to a creepy house where a small girl apparently killed her parents. Having trouble fitting in, Elissa is drawn to the college-age Ryan (Max Thieriot), who lives in the murder house, even though nobody in town likes or trusts him. Unfortunately, Ryan appears to be hiding something, but can Elissa find out what it is before it's too late
While Lawrence is such a magnetic presence that she holds your attention even as the story takes a dive, the actress also highlights the weakness of the script. Why a girl as savvy and street-smart as Elissa would stick around in situations long after the danger alarm has sounded makes less and less sense, even within the elastic logic of the genre. And Lawrence projects such kick-ass strength that she seems a match for any menace.
Seeking a fresh start, divorced hospital worker Sarah (Elisabeth Shue) and her 17-year-old daughter Elissa (Lawrence) rent a beautiful house on Sycamore Lane in Woodshire, a small, upscale, rural town. They can only afford such luxurious accommodations because -- several years earlier -- a double murder took place next door. A young girl, Carrie Anne, killed her parents and then mysteriously disappeared into the woods and was presumed to have drowned, although her body was never found. Her older brother, Ryan (Max Thieriot), who was away at the time, lives there now as a virtual recluse, shunned by neighbors who repeat rumors that Carrie Anne is still alive, roaming around at night, doing little to help their property values.
The movie centers on Elissa (Lawrence) and her mother, Sarah (Elisabeth Shue), who move down the street from a house that was the site of a horrific double homicide. When Elissa becomes close with reclusive Ryan (Max Thieriot), who lives in the titular house at the end of the street, she discovers more than she wants to know about what really happened there.
After Elissa and Sarah arrive at their new house, they get debriefed by the locals on a rather juicy piece of lore. Their neighbor, Ryan, had a sister named Carrie Anne, who had serious mental health issues. She murdered both of their parents, and then fled into the woods, where she presumably still lives.
A scene toward the middle of the film, however, hints that there is something more sinister going on at Ryan's house. Ryan takes Elissa to sit in front of a tree on their property, and tells her, \"I remember my mom sitting here, and telling me that everything has a secret.\" He then instructs her to look closely at the tree, and she realizes there is a face in the pattern in the bark. This was a fitting lesson, as, by the end of the movie, Elissa learns that Ryan, himself, has more than a few secrets of his own.
At one point, Carrie Anne escapes and attempts to run to Elissa's house. She's nabbed by Ryan, who brings her back to the basement. Later on in the movie, however, she escapes again. This time, she grabs a kitchen knife on her way out of the house. She runs toward a car parked somewhere down the road, where two teens are making out. The girl sees a flash of Carrie Anne and gets nervous, but when her boyfriend checks, she's nowhere to be found.
At the end of the film, Elissa finds herself at Ryan's house. She stumbles upon the secret room where Ryan kept Carrie Anne. Inside, she finds Ryan restraining a young woman. He tells her that this is Carrie Anne, and asks her to wait upstairs. While she does, Elissa finds a package of blue colored contact lenses, which Elissa realizes Ryan is using to make the woman in the cellar look like his sister, who had blue eyes.
Please upgrade to a modern browser to fully experience this site.House at the End of the StreetHouse at the End of the Street pg13In Theaters September 21st, 2012 2012 Relativity MediaDetails Related Reviews Now Available Go to Movie 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.
Some people obviously don't watch horror movies -- otherwise Elissa and her mother (Jennifer Lawrence and Elisabeth Shue) would never have moved into the house next door to a murder scene, nor would the young woman have befriended the brother (Max Thieriot) of the killer.
\"House at the End of the Street\" stars Lawrence as a high schooler who moves into a new house with her mother that is coincidentally located right next to a home where a young girl previously murdered her two parents.
Years before, a young girl named Carrie Anne went crazy and brutally murdered her parents. Hence, the rent for all the other houses in the neighborhood is really cheap. The only resident in murder house is Ryan (Max Thieriot), who happens to be a dreamy, damaged, brooding college boy that only the love of a high school girl can cure, or so Elissa hopes.
The actress will play the mother of Jennifer Lawrence's character, who both move into a new house and discover that their new house is across from a house where a double murder took place, and Lawrence's character becomes friends with the young son who survived the ordeal (Max Thieriot).
4 years later, a newly divorced woman, Sarah Cassidy, and her daughter Elissa Cassidy find the house of their dreams on Sycamore Lane in a small upscale town. Sarah informs her daughter that they can afford the house because a house a few blocks away from them was where the massacred family lived. As told by the neighbors: four years earlier a girl named Carrie Anne Jacobson who killed her parents in the house next door and then fled into the woods. The townies believe that Carrie Anne drowned in the river yet her body has never been found, leaving others to believe that she lives in the woods. Carrie Anne's brother, Ryan Jacobson, is the sole survivor who at the time was looking after his ailing aunt Iris far away. Ryan now lives alone in the house; the neighborhood hates the house as it drives down their property values. Bill Weaver, a local police officer, appears to be Ryan's only supporter.
While visiting Elissa's battle of the bands, several high school students led by Elissa's ignorant and arrogant neighbor Tyler Reynolds, vandalize Ryan's car and attack him. In defense, Ryan breaks Tyler's ankle and runs home. The remaining students decide to burn his house down. Elissa stops the fire. Elissa then looks in the garbage and finds a packet of tampons and a box of contact lens. Whilst inside, Elissa finds Ryan's secret room. As Ryan arrives home, she is attacked by Carrie Anne. Ryan then comes in and restrains Carrie Anne while telling Elissa to leave the room. From the zoomed-in view Carrie-Ann's eyes - one of which is brown, while the other is blue. Upstairs, Elissa finds a blue contact on her hand and remembers the box she saw in the garbage. She unrolls the box to see that it was a box for \"True Blue\" contacts. She then looks further through the trash can and finds a wallet with a student i.d for Peggy Jones (the waitress from the diner that Ryan went to). At this moment, it is revealed that the current Carrie Anne is actually Peggy who has been held captive and made to look like Carrie Anne. 59ce067264