"The House with a Clock in Its Walls" is a 2018 American fantasy comedy film directed by Eli Roth.
The starring cast includes Jack Black as Jonathan Barnavelt, Cate Blanchett as Florence Zimmerman, Owen Vaccaro as Lewis Barnavelt, Renée Elise Goldsberry as Selena Izard, Sunny Suljic as Tarby Corrigan, Kyle MacLachlan as Isaac Izard, Colleen Camp as Mrs. Hanchett, Lorenza Izzo as Mrs. Barnavelt, Vanessa Anne Williams as Rose Rita Pottinger, Braxton Bjerken as Woody Mingo and others.

Here are "The House with a Clock in Its Walls" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for The House with a Clock in Its Walls movie?

Universal Pictures on Thursday, June 28, 2018 released the trailer for "The House with a Clock in Its Walls" you can watch here:
The House with a Clock in Its Walls - Official Trailer 2.

Plot summary

What is The House with a Clock in Its Walls movie plot?

Here is a short review of "The House with a Clock in Its Walls" movie plot summary.

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) in New Zebedee, Michigan. All he has left of his parents is a Magic 8-Ball they had given him, and a family photograph. Upon entering his new home, 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 encounters 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), (an orphaned former friend of Jonathan's who was traumatized while fighting in WWII), and his equally wicked wife Selena (Renée Elise Goldsberry). Isaac and Selena had apparently hidden a clock within the walls of the house before they died, and Jonathan has been trying to find the clock 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's 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.


Who plays who in the The House with a Clock in Its Walls movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "The House with a Clock in Its Walls" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Jack Black  as Jonathan Barnavelt Lewis's uncle and a warlock
Cate Blanchett  as Florence Zimmerman Jonathan's neighbor, and friend, and a witch
Owen Vaccaro  as Lewis Barnavelt Jonathan's 10-year-old orphaned nephew
Renée Elise Goldsberry  as Selena Izard
Sunny Suljic  as Tarby Corrigan
Kyle MacLachlan  as Isaac Izard Selena's husband, and an evil warlock
Colleen Camp  as Mrs. Hanchett Jonathan's nosey neighbor
Lorenza Izzo  as Mrs. Barnavelt Lewis's mother and Jonathan's younger sister
Vanessa Anne Williams  as Rose Rita Pottinger
Braxton Bjerken  as Woody Mingo
Ricky Muse  as Bus Driver (as Ricky Lynn Muse)
Charles Green  as Soda Jerk
De'Jon Watts  as Clark (as DJ Watts)
Aaron Beelner  as Clown Automaton
Joshua Phillips  as Clown Automaton
Christian Calloway  as Azazel
Iyasu Dusé  as Sweet Shop Employee (as Caleb Lawrence)
Dylan Gage  as Sweet Shop Boy (as Dylan Gage Moore)
Jalyn Hall  as Devin
Jackson T. Giles IV  as Student
Eli Roth  as Comrade Ivan
Alli Beckman  as Magician's Assistant (as Alli Paige Beckham)

Release date

When is The House with a Clock in Its Walls movie release date?

"The House with a Clock in Its Walls" movie release date was scheduled to be on September 21, 2018 (United States) distributing by Universal Pictures (Worldwide), Mister Smith Entertainment (EMEA), 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, Hopscotch Films, Intercontinental Film Distributors (HK), Italia Films, Lenta, Leone Film Group, Monolith Films, NOS Audiovisuais, Nordisk Film 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 Argentina, Universal Pictures Canada, Universal Pictures International (UPI), Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE), Vertical Entertainment, iQIYI, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and Showtime Networks.


What are The House with a Clock in Its Walls filming details?

The duration of the film is 105 minutes. With a budget of $42 million, the film grossed over $131.5 million.

"The House with a Clock in Its Walls" movie is rated "PG", according to the MPAA film rating system.

Principal photography began on October 10, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.


What are critics and audiences saying about The House with a Clock in Its Walls movie?

"The House with a Clock in Its Walls" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.1/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 65/100. 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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