“Rue’s Lullaby” was only the beginning.
This “music video” trailer for The House at the End of the Street features aspiring triple threat Jennifer Lawrence as you’ve never seen her before: placidly strumming an acoustic guitar and crooning a soft version of Benji Hughes’ “All You’ve Got to Do Is Fall in Love.” From the clip, you’d think House is a sweet romance about Lawrence and her broody neighbor, played by Max Thieriot… at least, until the creepiness begins about 40 seconds in. Either way, the song sounds great — whether it’s played straight or distorted as Lawrence’s character descends into the Death Basement of Doom.
Judge the Oscar nominee’s vocal prowess below:
For the sake of comparison, here’s an audio clip from The Hunger Games of a broken-down Lawrence singing “Rue’s Lullaby”: