Reel to Real: Lawrence’s horror games
Jennifer Lawrence has had a busy past few years. She was nominated for every imaginable award for “Winter’s Bone” in 2010, including the Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, and then later captured the hearts of Hunger Games fans everywhere as the beautiful and badass Katniss Everdeen—and the sequels are on their way. She’s hilarious, lovely, dating super-cute X-Men costar Nicholas Hoult, and every talk show host loves her. The world is her oyster.
This month, she’s in a horror flick that looks truly intriguing, and I can only hope the movie is worthy of Ms. Lawrence’s acting skills.
“House at the End of the Street” comes out Sept. 21, and stars Lawrence as a girl who moves with her mother to a new town. As often happens in horror movies, the house next door is home to both an attractive teenager (Max Thieriot) and a terrible secret. Apparently, his parents were murdered, and his sister went missing—or did she?
Watching the rest of the trailer, it becomes apparent that she, or the something that she has become, is still around. Lawrence’s character and the boy next door fall in love, but that could spell danger for the both of them.
What has me so interested in the movie is that I really, really want to know what the deal is with the sister. Is she disturbed, a prisoner in the home, under her brother’s care? An angry ghost? Is this a “Let the Right One In” situation, where the sister is a vampire and the brother brings her fresh blood (as I personally believe)? The trailer is giving off strong whiffs of the supernatural, but as I’ve written before, trailers can be majorly misleading.
Whatever it may be, Lawrence is a talented actress, and if this movie sucks, it most likely won’t be her fault.
It seems like a pretty typical horror movie, but if there’s a really awesome plot twist with that sister, and if Lawrence throws her all into this horror game, it could be amazing.