Relativity Acquires ‘Psycho’-Inspired ‘House at the End of the Street’

Do I dare imply that Insidious has saved horror, or at least greased a few gears?

Just minutes ago Lionsgate snagged up The Bay, and now Relativity is picking up the distribution rights to House at the End of the Street, the thriller starring Jennifer Lawrence and Max Theriot.

FilmNation and A Bigger Boat (Frozen, The Ward) are behind the movie, which shot in Ottawa, Canada, last summer under the direction of Mark Tonderai.

House centers on a teen girl (Lawrence) who moves with her mom to a new town and learns that their home is across the street from a house where a double murder took place. Complications ensue when the teen befriends the massacre’s sole surviving son (Thieriot). Elisabeth Shue costars as Lawrence’s mom.

FilmNation’s Aaron Ryder and Peter Block (Saw franchise producer) of A Bigger Boat produced with Hal Lieberman and Jonathan Mostow. Mostow wrote the story on which the script, written by David Loucka, is based.