The House with a Clock in its Walls

The House with a Clock in its Walls
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 44min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Eli Roth
  • Cast: Cate Blanchett, Jack Black, Owen Vaccaro
  • UK release: 21 September 2018

Lewis (Vaccaro) is an orphan sent to live with his mysterious uncle Jonathan (Black). Roth takes a break from gore to turn this children’s book into family fare, and it’s atmospheric, but lacks charm; still, Black is great casting and the themes of grief and bravery are handled well.

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The House with a Clock in Its Walls

19 Sep 20183 stars

Eli Roth takes the helm of this atmospheric yet insufficiently charming kids' horror adaptation

Eli Roth is a name synonymous with violence and gratuitous gore, famous for films like Cabin Fever and Hostel. Surprisingly, Roth has now been handed the skeleton key to the first volume in a treasured series of children's horror books written by John…

Eli Roth has A House With A Clock in its Walls sequel 'ready'

6 Sep 2018

Film gossip

Eli Roth has a story "ready" for a 'A House With A Clock in its Walls' sequel. The forthcoming thriller fantasy film - starring Jack Black and Cate Blanchett - is yet to hit cinema screens, but the 46-year-old director is crossing his fingers that…

Cate Blanchett is 'impatient'

6 Sep 2018

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Cate Blanchett is "very impatient." The 49-year-old actress may have directed numerous theatre productions over the years but she has admitted it would have to be something magical for her to agree to take the reins of a movie because the process is…

Cate Blanchett in talks for House With a Clock in Its Walls

16 Aug 2017

Film gossip

Cate Blanchett is in talks to star in 'The House With a Clock in Its Walls'. The 48-year-old actress is said to be in early discussions about joining Jack Black in the forthcoming horror film, an adaptation of John Bellairs' 1973 book of the same…

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