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The House with a Clock in Its Walls

  • 2018
  • PG
  • 105min
  • 67%
  • 6.1 / 10

The film is about a young boy named Lewis. When a fatal car crash claims the life of Lewis’ parents, he is sent under the custody of his uncle. He is left downtrodden and unsure about his life but is quickly swept up in the supernatural and magical events that unfold throughout the course of the movie. Lewis soon finds out that his uncle Jonathan is not what he perpetuates himself to be. Jonathan is a warlock who is seeking the location of a clock within the walls of the house in which he lives. He is unsure of the purpose of this clock but believes it to be of malicious nature. Frightened but intrigued by his discovery of Jonathan's true nature, Lewis teaches himself to perform magic as well. He eventually becomes embroiled in a struggle against evil forces as he grows into a fine young lad along the way, coping with his personal loss and fears in life.

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Despite the child-friendly genre of The House with a Clock in Its Walls, director Eli Roth is known for his films in the horror genre, notably Cabin Fever and Hostel. He has been dubbed to be a member of the Splat Pack – a group of filmmakers who are known for their explicit violence and bloody horror films.


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The House with a Clock in Its Walls is a 2018 fantasy adventure movie directed by Eli Roth, starring Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, and Owen Vaccaro, and is based on John Bellairs 1973 novel of the same name. The movie features a musical score by composer Nathan Barr, known for many previous works for all age ranges, and assisting with Hans Zimmer scores. It was produced by Amblin Entertainment, long known for their young adult fantasy films, such as ET, The Goonies, and Back to the Future.