House at the End of the Street begins with a young girl, Carrie Anne (Eva Link) savagely murdering her parents. We never clearly see her face….long stringy hair keeps covering it up. She then mysteriously disappears into the nearby woods, and may still be alive.
Fast forward a few years - Elissa (Jennifer Lawrence) and her mom Sara (Elisabeth Shue), have moved into the house next door. The film begins to unravel soon afterwards when Elissa befriends Ryan (Max Theriot) son of the murder victims, who continues to live in the home. Shue and Lawrence have little chemistry, spending most of their onscreen time talking on the phone or arguing about Ryan.
This film is all over the place… Jumping from one irrelevant scene to the next. It takes nearly the entire film to discover Ryan's deep dark secret. At that point, it's really difficult to care who lives or dies in this second-rate horror flick.