Jennifer Lawrence stars in this weekend's teen-friendly horror movie "House at the End of the Street." In the film, J-Law plays a headstrong, independent gal who moves to a new rural town with her busy single mother. However, they soon discover that their next-door neighbors were brutally murdered by their crazed daughter some years ago, and now the house is occupied by the massacre's sole survivor: the shell-shocked brother. Naturally, that makes him perfect boyfriend material for the once-and-future Katniss -- despite the objections of her mother. But soon enough, Lawrence will realize that she probably should have listened to her mom, when she gets sucked into a deadly secret hiding underneath the floorboards of the tragic house.

Lawrence's star power is only getting bigger; with an Oscar nomination and a blockbuster franchise under her belt (all at the ripe old age of 22), starring in one schlocky horror movie isn't going to hurt her career. In fact, it's practically a rite of passage for all great award-winning, critically acclaimed actresses to have at least one bad scary movie on their resume. It's basically the Hollywood equivalent of an awkward yearbook photo. And even if they want people to forget that they used to be desperate for a paycheck, the magic of the Internet has preserved those growing pains forever. So let's take a look back at what happens when good actresses do bad horror movies.

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