You know, the main reason we want to see Jennifer Lawrence in The House At The End of the Street is because, well, she’s never really played “completely scared out of her mind” before. Oh sure, Katniss was no doubt terrified as she defended her life in the Hunger Games, and we can’t imagine Ree was totally fear-free as she hunted down her meth dealing dad in Winter’s Bone. But straight horror is a different thing entirely. While before Jennifer had a rich character narrative to draw on, here she is just trying to wash some dishes and watch a movie. You know, be a normal person. She has painfully few options when evil comes a-knocking (Even if said evil does turn out to be just a friend of hers)(A friend who is a jerk. Who sneaks up on people like that? Who?).
So when her horror feature drops September 21, will Lawrence bring some of her characteristic stoic determination to her HATES character? Of course she will! The woman crawls through broken glass like it ain’t no thang in the movie’s trailer! Just get ready for 100% more screaming and flailing in the meantime. Now, would a Jennifer Lawrence character pee her pants? No, you’re right. She’s better than the rest of us, even if she is running away from ghosts.