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"HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET"
(2012) (Jennifer Lawrence, Elisabeth Shue) (PG-13)


Alcohol/Drugs Heavy
Blood/Gross Stuff Moderate
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Extreme
Gun/Weapons Heavy
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes Heavy
Music (Scary/Tense) Extreme
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Moderate
Sex/Nudity Moderate
Smoking Minor
Tense Family Scenes Extreme
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Heavy


QUICK TAKE:
Horror/Thriller: A mother and her teenage daughter move next door to a house that was the site of a double murder years earlier, and they learn that one of the family members still lives there.
PLOT:
Sarah (ELISABETH SHUE), a newly divorced mother, looks to make a fresh start with her teenage daughter, Elissa (JENNIFER WARREN), in small-town Pennsylvania. She rents a large house on a wooded lot that she would never be able to afford if it weren't for the fact that a mother and father were bludgeoned to death in the house next door years earlier. Even more chilling, the murders were committed by their brain-damaged daughter, Carrie Anne (EVA LINK), who drowned soon after.

Sarah and Elissa were told the stigmatized house was vacant, but they soon learn that one member of the tragic family still lives there. It's the dead couple's college-age son, Ryan (MAX THIERIOT), who has become the town outcast in the year since his parents' murders. Whenever he does show his face around town, he is usually bullied by high-school jock Tyler (NOLAN GERARD FUNK) and his friends.

As a result, Ryan likes to keep to himself in that house, but is soon attracted to outsider Elissa. Not long after, though, we learn that all is not as it seems in Ryan's house. And what is really going on will eventually put the lives of Elissa, Sarah, and friendly local police officer Bill (GIL BELLOWS) in mortal jeopardy.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Yes, especially teenagers. The film features a youth-friendly PG-13 rating and stars Jennifer Lawrence of the immensely popular "Hunger Games."
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
For intense sequences of violence and terror, thematic elements, language, some teen partying, and brief drug material.


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