It looks like Josh Hutcherson wasn’t the only one filming an indie horror film before heading off to the Capitol to participate in ‘The Hunger Games.’ Today, Relativity released its first trailer for their horror thriller ‘The House at the End of the Street.’
The film stars Jennifer Lawrence (‘The Hunger Games’) and Elisabeth Shue (‘Back to the Future Parts 2 & 3’, ‘The Karate Kid’, ‘Leaving Las Vegas’) as a mother and teen who move into their dream house which surprisingly was dirt cheap because a murder occurred nearby. As with all good (and not so good) horror movies, things begin to transpire that would make most sane people move out. The film also starts Max Thieriot (‘My Soul to Take’, ‘Jumper’, untitled Roland Emmerich ABC pilot) and Gil Bellows (‘Sanctuary’, ‘Smallville’, ‘Ally McBeal’).
Here’s the official synopsis of the film:
“Seeking a fresh start, newly divorced Sarah (Shue) and her daughter Elissa ( Lawrence) 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 (Thieriot), 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.”
The trailer reveals the events of the terror in reverse order starting with Elissa fighting for her life and ends with the mother and daughter moving in and meeting the neighbors. This is Lawrence’s first foray in the horror genre and although the film may seem a bit cliché, remember it is an indie film and cost far less than the mega movie ‘The Hunger Games.’
After watching the trailer below, let me know which horror film you would go see. Team Peeta’s (Hutcherson) ‘Detention’ or Team Katniss’ (Lawrence) ‘The House at the End of the Street?’
‘The House at the End of the Street’ will be out in theaters on September 21.