- Actor Allusion/Hilarious in Hindsight: Elissa, after hearing that Carrie-Ann is rumoured to be living in the woods, says "Do you really think someone could live out there?" At the time, Jennifer Lawrence was most famous for playing the young outdoorswoman Ree Dolly in Winter's Bone, and would soon be cast as a very similar character, Katniss Everdeen, in The Hunger Games.
- Just Here for Godzilla: Let's face it, most people came to see the film solely because of Jennifer Lawrence.
- Moral Event Horizon: When it's revealed that Ryan has been kidnapping women and locking them in his basement to serve as Replacement Goldfish for his long dead sister.
- Shocking Swerve: There was no indication beforehand that Ryan was strong enough to both break a jock's leg and Neck Snap his "sister".
- The Woobie: After seeing his backstory and the way he's treated by the townsfolk, it's really not hard to see why Ryan turned out the way he did.
YMMV / House at the End of the Street