House At The End Of The Street

Featured In Issue 174, February 2013

WSR Score3.5
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20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
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PG-13 / Unrated
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Intense sequences of violence and terror, thematic elements, language, ome teen partying and brief drug material
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Single Side, Dual Layer (BD-50)
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100 / 101
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Mark Tonderai
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DTS HD Lossless 5.1
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In "House At The End Of The Street," newly divorced Sarah (Shue) and her teenage daughter Elissa (Lawrence) have just moved to the suburbs for a fresh start. But their hopes quickly shatter as they learn that, years earlier, a grisly murder took place next door when a deranged girl killed her parents and disappeared. The girl's older brother Ryan (Thieriot) still occupies the house, and when he befriends Elissa, his secretive past could become her worst nightmare! (Gary Reber)

Both the theatrical (01:40:35) and the unrated (01:41:46) version are available. Special features include the featurette "Journey Into Terror: Inside House At The End Of The Street" (HD 09:59), the theatrical trailer, upfront previews, and a digital copy.

The 1080p AVC picture exhibits a natural appearance with a warm and richly hued color palette. Fleshtones are naturally rendered throughout. Contrast is nicely balanced with deep blacks and revealing shadow delineation. Resolution is generally revealing of detail during close-ups but is softly focused otherwise. Overall, this is a pleasing picture experience and is particularly engaging during the more intense, darker scenes. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is supported with a haunting synthesizer music score that sets the mood and builds the tension. Atmospherics and sound effects enhance the sense of terror and soundscapes, which define the scenes. Deep bass extends to sub-25 Hz frequencies at sustained energy, to intensify the dramatics and suspense. Dialogue is decently integrated spatially and towards the end is aggressively directionalized. This is a sonic experience that builds with the unraveling of the story. (Gary Reber)