House At The End Of The Street

Despite being filmed in 2010, the thriller House at the End of the Street wasn"t released until 2012. When it went inlớn production, its star, Jennifer Lawrence, was an up-and-coming young actress. By the time it finally came out, she was an Osoto nominee và headlining The Hunger Games.

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The movie centers on Elissa (Lawrence) và her mother, Sarah (Elisabeth Shue), who move sầu down the street from a house that was the site of a horrific double homicide. When Elissa becomes cđại bại with reclusive sầu Ryan (Max Thieriot), who lives in the titular house at the kết thúc of the street, she discovers more than she wants to lớn know about what really happened there.

Despite being a box office success, no doubt helped by Lawrence"s meteoric rise between the film"s production & release, the movie was panned by critics, but it has since had a resurgence in popularity. At the time of writing, it was in the top ten most popular movies on Netflix. This is likely due lớn the film"s shocking và twist-filled ending, which we"re going khổng lồ break down in detail.


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After Elissa & Sarah arrive at their new house, they get debriefed by the locals on a rather juicy piece of lore. Their neighbor, Ryan, had a sister named Carrie Anne, who had serious mental health issues. She murdered both of their parents, and then fled into lớn the woods, where she presumably still lives.


When Elissa gets closer khổng lồ Ryan, he delves deeper into lớn the story. Carrie Anne"s psychosis was the result of a traumatic brain injury she suffered after falling off a swing mix while playing with him. He blames himself both for his sister"s condition & his parent"s death. Elissa takes pity on hyên, và their relationship deepens.

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A scene toward the middle of the film, however, hints that there is something more sinister going on at Ryan"s house. Ryan takes Elissa khổng lồ sit in front of a tree on their property, và tells her, "I rethành viên my mom sitting here, & telling me that everything has a secret." He then instructs her khổng lồ look closely at the tree, and she realizes there is a face in the pattern in the bark. This was a fitting lesson, as, by the kết thúc of the movie, Elissa learns that Ryan, himself, has more than a few secrets of his own.


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Early on in the movie, we learn part of Ryan"s secret. Despite the town believing that Carrie Anne went feral and is living in the woods, it"s revealed that Ryan is keeping his sister in the basement of their home page, where she"s locked in & sedated to control her violent tendencies. 


At one point, Carrie Anne escapes and attempts to run to lớn Elissa"s house. She"s nabbed by Ryan, who brings her baông chồng khổng lồ the basement. Later on in the movie, however, she escapes again. This time, she grabs a kitchen knife on her way out of the house. She runs toward a car parked somewhere down the road, where two teens are making out. The girl sees a flash of Carrie Anne and gets nervous, but when her boyfriend checks, she"s nowhere to lớn be found.

That"s because Ryan has already reached her và restrained her. Unfortunately, Carrie Anne struggles so hard khổng lồ get away that Ryan breaks her nechồng, killing her. Ryan solemnly puts his sister"s toàn thân in the trunk of his car. This would seem to lớn be the kết thúc of the sibling psychodrama, but the film still has a few twists in store for the viewers.


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At the kết thúc of the film, Elissa finds herself at Ryan"s house. She stumbles upon the secret room where Ryan kept Carrie Anne. Inside, she finds Ryan restraining a young woman. He tells her that this is Carrie Anne, và asks her lớn wait upstairs. While she does, Elissa finds a package of blue colored liên hệ lenses, which Elissa realizes Ryan is using to lớn make the woman in the cellar look lượt thích his sister, who had xanh eyes.


When Ryan comes upstairs, he realizes that Elissa has figured out that the women in his basement isn"t Carrie Anne, & knocks her out. When she comes khổng lồ, Ryan reveals lớn her that Carrie Anne didn"t kill their parents. In fact, she died during the accident on the swing mix. It was Ryan who killed their parents, after suffering years of abuse because they blamed hyên ổn for his sister"s death. They even began dressing hlặng up as Carrie Anne khổng lồ try và replace the daughter they lost. This leads to lớn the final revelation, that the Carrie Annes he"s been keeping in the basement were kidnapped women who he made up lớn look like his sister. 

After an intense struggle, Elissa escapes from Ryan, who is sent away khổng lồ a mental institution. Later, we see her staring at the same tree with the face in it that he showed her earlier. Elissa clearly now understands the importance of the lesson Ryan"s mother taught him as a child: Sometimes, you have to really look at something for a few moments before its true nature reveals itself lớn you.