House at the End of the Street, directed by Mark Tonderai, is a creepy psychological thriller about a teenager and her divorced mom, who move into a beautiful new house that just happens to be next door to where a grisly double murder took place. When Elissa (The Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence) finds herself drawn to mysterious boy-next-door Ryan (Max Thieriot), the sole survivor of the nightmare that took the lives of his family, Sarah (Elisabeth Shue) becomes increasingly concerned about how close they’re getting and where their relationship might lead.
At the film’s press day, actor Max Thieriot spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about what attracted him to the complex character, how only minor changes were made from the original script to the final product, that he’s personally more scared by stories that could be real than he is by monster movies, the advantage of receiving a 100-page film bible from his director, and what it was like to work with co-star Jennifer Lawrence. He also talked about what attracted him to the role of Norman Bates’ older brother, Dylan, in the upcoming 10-episode A&E drama series Bates Motel and just how twisted the story might get, why he wanted to be a part of the indie drama Disconnect (centered on a group of people searching for human connections in today’s wired world), and how he’d love to do a Western. Check out what he had to say after the jump.