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Still shot from the movie: House at the End of the Street.

House at the End of the Street

Some people obviously don't watch horror movies -- otherwise Elissa and her mother (Jennifer Lawrence and Elisabeth Shue) would never have moved into the house next door to a murder scene, nor would the young woman have befriended the brother (Max Thieriot) of the killer. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C-
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: B-
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: D+
Run Time: 101
Theater Release: 21 Sep 2012
Video Release: 07 Jan 2013
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is House at the End of the Street Rated PG-13?


Violence: A child with a knife is shown struggling with a mother and father, eventually murdering both of them. A child falls from a playground swing. A struggling girl is physically held captive and her neck is broken. A character is shot and killed. After discovering his car is being destroyed by a mob, a young man engages in a fight that results in a character suffering a broken bone. A character is stabbed. A group of young people throws an incendiary device into a home, starting it on fire. A girl deliberately burns her arm as part of an escape attempt. Domestic squabbles occur between a mother and daughter.

Sexual Content: In two different scenes young, unmarried couples are seen kissing passionately. During an argument a teen girl implies that her mother thinks she’s having “unprotected sex.” Teens in swimwear at a pool are seen.

Language: Infrequent use of mild and moderate profanities, as well as scatological terms.

Drugs/Alcohol: Teen drinking and drunkenness is depicted. Adults are shown using recreational drugs. A woman drinks wine and appears intoxicated afterward.

Other: Teen gambling is portrayed. Teens lie to parents about extracurricular activities and their whereabouts.

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