Relativity Media has released a new trailer for its upcoming startle flick.
The previous trailer was an odd collection of clips in reversed chronology, which led me to believe the film was to be much stranger than it is. Truthfully, I was imagining a kind of Memento-esque story, but it’s clear now that was only the one trailer, and not how the actual film will be presented. This new trailer offers us a lot more about the actual plot, and depicts events in a more sensical chronology:
Interestingly, the film was actually finished some time ago, but had been delayed by the studio. Likely this is fortuitous for the filmmakers, as it means they are able to fully capitalize on the star, Jenifer Lawrence’s new-found popularity, after staring in The Hunger Games. The films don’t really have much overlap in target audience, but there will be more than a few people in the seats who are going just to see Lawrence, rather than because they actually like this type of film, which has a very specific audience set.
We also have this synopsis of the film:
Seeking a fresh start, newly divorced Sarah (Elisabeth Shue) and her daughter Elissa (Lawrence) find the house of their dreams in a small, upscale, rural town. But when startling and unexplainable events begin to happen, Sarah and Elissa learn the town is in the shadows of a chilling secret. Years earlier, in the house next door, a daughter killed her parents in their beds, and disappeared – leaving only a brother, Ryan (Max Thieriot), as the sole survivor. Against Sarah’s wishes, Elissa begins a relationship with the reclusive Ryan – and the closer they get, the deeper they’re all pulled into a mystery more dangerous than they ever imagined.
House at the End of the Street hits theaters on September 21st, 2012.