The House with a Clock in Its Walls is a 2018 American dark fantasy horror comedy film directed by Eli Roth.
Starring Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Kyle MacLachlan, Sunny Suljic, Colleen Camp, Lorenza Izzo, Vanessa Anne Williams, Braxton Bjerken and others.
Universal Pictures on Thursday, June 28, 2018 released the trailer:
The House with a Clock in Its Walls - Official Trailer 2.
In 1955, after his parents are killed in a car crash, ten-year-old Lewis Barnavelt (Owen Vaccaro) moves to live with his Uncle Jonathan (Jack Black). All he has left of his parents is a Magic 8-Ball they had given him, and a family photograph. He meets Jonathan's neighbor and best friend, Florence Zimmerman (Cate Blanchett).
During the night, Lewis is puzzled when he hears a ticking sound in the walls. Lewis begins exploring the house and stumbles upon Jonathan smashing a wall with an ax. Frightened, he runs away and stumbles upon multiple household objects coming to life. Jonathan confesses that he is a warlock and Florence is a witch. The house's previous owners were a sinister warlock named Isaac Izard (Kyle MacLachlan) and his equally wicked wife Selena (Renée Elise Goldsberry), who had hidden a clock within the walls of the house before they died. Jonathan has been trying to find it and discover its purpose. Despite Jonathan's cautions, Lewis begins teaching himself magic.
On his first day at his new school, Lewis meets Tarby Corrigan (Sunny Suljic), who befriends him during Tarby's campaign for class president. When Tarby wins the election, he abandons Lewis.
Lewis' mother visits him in dreams. When he laments that Tarby does not see him as a friend, she suggests that he use a spell from a forbidden book to impress Tarby. On Halloween night, Lewis performs a necromancy spell in a cemetery, accidentally summoning the ghost of Isaac who reinhabits his dead body.
Lewis spots Isaac in the house of a neighbor, Mrs. Hanchett (Colleen Camp). He brings her to the house, but before he can find Jonathan, Isaac emerges. He reveals that Mrs. Hanchett is really Selena, who killed Mrs. Hanchett and took her place. It was also she who took the form of Lewis' mother to persuade him to summon Isaac. Isaac explains that his hidden clock will turn time back so that humanity never existed. Florence, Jonathan, and Lewis run from the house.
Here is the full cast and characters of The House with a Clock in Its Walls.
The film The House with a Clock in Its Walls was scheduled to be released on September 20, 2018 (Germany), on September 21, 2018 (United States) and on November 1, 2018 (Hungary) by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE), Universal Studios, 01 Distribution, ACME, Andes Films, Aurum Films, B&H Film Distribution, Blitz Film & Video Distribution, CGV Arthouse, CGV Blitz, CJ CGV Viet Nam, Columbia Pictures, Entertainment One, Forum Film Slovakia, Forum Films, Hopscotch Films, Intercontinental Film Distributors (HK), Italia Films, Lenta, Leone Film Group, Monolith Films, NOS Audiovisuais, Nordisk Film Theatrical Distribution, Norsk Filmdistribusjon, Odeon, Pinema, Pro Video Film & Distribution Kft., Reliance Distribution, Sabay MVP, Sam Film, Sony Pictures Releasing, Starway Film Distribution, Times Media Films, Toho-Towa, United International Pictures (UIP), United King Films, Universal Pictures International (UPI), Vertical Entertainment, iQIYI, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Mister Smith Entertainment and Showtime Networks.
The duration of the film is 105 minutes. With a budget of $42 million, the film grossed over $131.5 million.
The film The House with a Clock in Its Walls is rated with "PG" rating.
The House with a Clock in Its Walls filming. Principal photography began on 10 October 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.
The House with a Clock in Its Walls got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 66/100. The audience also kinda likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
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Official website: housewithaclock.com
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