'House at the End of the Street' Trailer: Jennifer Lawrence Runs Through Horror Tropes, in a Tank Top
Hey, it's Jennifer Lawrence! I know her from that Hunger Games! Those are her boobs! I guess I will see this incredibly generic-looking movie then!
I'm assuming that is roughly what Relativity Media is hoping you'll say after this first trailer House at the End of the Street. Originally slated for a February release and then bumped to April, only to be bumped again, the film is obviously not an exciting priority for the studio. The film does at least have the popular Hunger Games girl in it, though, and she does jiggle around in a tank top, so Relativity is now going to try a late-September opening--squeezed in after the summer blockbusters and before the fall prestige films--and see if anyone will see it as an extremely early Halloween scare.
But release date shuffling appears to be but a small portion of House at the End of the Street's problems. Judging by this trailer, the entire film looks as uninspired as its exceedingly imitative, "IT IS A HOUSE AND THIS IS WHERE IT'S LOCATED" title. Beginning with the aforementioned white tank top--clearly cribbed from Jessica Biel's groundbreaking bounce-work in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake--the preview from there continues on its mission to show us things recycled countless times before: a filthy babe running around with a knife, a creepy long-haired girl in a nightgown, a dead-eyed weirdo neighbor, a recent movie to a new home with A DARK SECRET, and so on. It's nearly a pretty funny spoof, if only Elisabeth Shue could evoke the same levity as a Wayans brother. Something to aim for career-wise, Liz.