Relativity Media dropped the ball with the first two trailers for Mark Tonderai’s House at the End of the Street, their PG-13 haunter starring Hunger Games‘ Jennifer Lawrence, alongside Elisabeth Shue, Max Thieriot and Gil Bellows.
In theaters September 21, the latest attempt finally gets it right as they share the dynamic between the characters Elissa (Lawrence) and Ryan (Thieriot), as well as teasing the film’s biggest drawing point… that Ryan talks to his dead mother’s spirit (and asks her to leave Elissa alone). It taps into Psycho, which leads me to believe we’ll find out Ryan has a split personality. Either way, this trailer has finally sold me. What say you?
“Seeking a fresh start, newly divorced Sarah (Elisabeth Shue) and her daughter Elissa (Jennifer 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 (Max 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.“