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A project that's been around the block, Mark Tonderai's horror thriller was slated to go into production nearly a decade ago, with Jonathan Mostow (Breakdown) attached to direct. Didn't happen. Mostow does receive a story credit on the end result, while actual scripting duties fell to David Loucka, who's making quite the career of writing movies featuring secret-holding houses and utterly absurd 11th-hour twists (see also: Dream House). Here, recently divorced Sarah (Elisabeth Shue) and her daughter Elissa (The Hunger Games's Jennifer Lawrence) move into the house of their dreams in a rural, upscale Pennsylvania burg. How can a single mom on a small-town nurse's salary afford such a spacious home? Property values have taken a hit since a girl murdered her parents in the house next door, leaving a brother (Max Thieriot) as the sole(?) survivor. "I think this place is gonna be good for us," Sarah says to Elissa. Nope. . . not for any of us.

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