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The House with a Clock in Its Walls [2018] (1 disc)

Director:Eli Roth
Writer:Eric Kripke
Composer:Nathan Barr
Length:105 minutes
(1 hour 45 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Sorting Category:Adventure
Sorting Tub:Hotel
IMDB Rating:6.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:66%
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: A young orphan named Lewis Barnavelt aids his magical uncle in locating a clock with the power to bring about the end of the world.

Reaction: Good clean scares for kids. Good fun for adults.

Personal Rating: 7/10

Eli Roth => Director / Comrade Ivan
Eric Kripke => Writer
Nathan Barr => Composer
John Bellairs => Original Novel
Cate Blanchett => Florence Zimmerman
Colleen Camp => Mrs. Hanchett
Jack Black => Jonathan Barnavelt
Kyle MacLachlan => Isaac Izard
Lorenza Izzo => Mother
Owen Vaccaro => Lewis Barnavelt
Renée Elise Goldsberry => Selena Izard
Sunny Suljic => Tarby Corrigan

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • While talking to Lewis about how she lost her magic and family Zimmerman's arm is shown and a tattoo is visible implying that she was in a concentration camp.
  • On the cinema marquee is Spaceman from Pluto. This is what the head of Universal, [?] Sid Sheinberg in 1985 wanted to call Back to the Future (1985). Shienberg was persuaded to change his mind by a response memo from Steven Spielberg thanking him for the wonderful joke.
  • This is Eli Roth's first film to not be rated R, first adaptation of a literary work, his first Gothic work, and his first family film.