This house knows what makes you tick

“There’s a clock in the walls. We don’t know what it does, except…something horrible.”

Jonathan Barnavelt

The House With a Clock in Its Walls

Release Date: September 21, 2018

The magical Amblin Entertainment adventure, The House With a Clock In Its Walls, tells the spine-tingling tale of 10-year-old Lewis Barnavelt (Owen Vaccaro), recently orphaned and sent to stay with his Uncle Jonathan (Jack Black, Envy) and his neighbor Mrs. Zimmerman (Cate Blanchett, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull). If adjusting to a new home, a new school and new friends weren’t enough to deal with in his new life, Lewis’ entire world turns upside down when he discovers Uncle Jonathan and Mrs. Zimmerman are both powerful practitioners of the magic arts.

Lewis soon discovers a hidden world of magic and supernatural menace within his new home, his uncle’s mysterious mansion—including an incessant tick-tocking doomsday clock set by an evil, undead sorcerer hellbent on destroying humanity!

All this, plus witches and warlocks, demons and deadly curses, attacking jack-o’-lanterns and endless hours of homework? Lewis’ new life is more than enough for any clever and cunning 10-year-old to juggle.

As the lost orphan himself trains in the mystical, magical arts, he’ll not only have the adventure of a lifetime...he’ll help heal two very broken people and allow them to rediscover their magic.

Based on the first volume in the beloved children’s series of Lewis Barnavelt books written by John Bellairs, The House with a Clock in Its Walls is directed by master frightener Eli Roth and written by Eric Kripke.

About the Film

About the Film

CAST
  • JACK BLACK,
  • CATE BLANCHETT,
  • OWEN VACCARO,
  • KYLE MACLACHLAN,
  • RENÉE ELISE GOLDSBERRY,
  • COLLEEN CAMP,
  • SUNNY SULJIC,
  • LORENZA IZZO,
  • VANESSA ANNE WILLIAMS
DIRECTOR
  • ELI ROTH
SCREENWRITER
  • ERIC KRIPKE,
  • BASED ON THE NOVEL BY JOHN BELLAIRS
PRODUCERS
  • BRADLEY J. FISCHER,
  • ERIC KRIPKE,
  • JAMES VANDERBILT
CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • ROGIER STOFFERS
PRODUCTION DESIGNER
  • JON HUTMAN
COSTUME DESIGNER
  • ELLEN BRILL
EDITORS
  • ANDREW S. EISEN,
  • FRED RASKIN
COMPOSER
  • NATHAN BARR