I love Movies. I watch approximately 200 per year. Some good, some bad, some brilliant. I'm here to tell you about these movies.
I am absolutely NOT a writer, I do this for fun.
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Thursday, January 10, 2013
2012 - IN REVIEW: GUILTY PLEASURE
HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET
Boy, am I going to
get some flak for this decision, but isn’t that the point of a “guilty
pleasure”?Isn’t it meant to be a film
of questionable quality that for some reason you find yourself enjoying?This year my guilty pleasure comes in the
form of the horror film “House At The End Of The Street”, a film that has been
getting almost universally horrible reviews, however despite all of this, I had
a really good time watching it.Do not
get me wrong, even as I was watching it, I knew that the film was generic as
all hell and instantly forgettable, but for whatever reason, it did not stop me
from really enjoying the film.This may
have been a case of going into a film with almost no expectations, so it could
only surprise me, but I also believe that there is some good to it.The lead performance from Jennifer Lawrence I
thought was great, as was Max Thieriot whose role changes throughout the film
the more we find out about him.“House
At The End Of The Street” has been competently put together by director Mark
Tonderai, there is nothing special or flashy about it, but it is serviceable
for the story being told, but my favourite aspect of the film is it’s twist at
the end which is a little more demented than is usually seen in these cookie
cutter Hollywood horror films.I will
admit that the film is not great, but it is better than its reviews seem to
indicate, and I am sure that I will revisit it in the future.