If there is one thing you can say about actor/director Eli Roth, who is known for creating horror films with grotesque violence, it’s that he is completely unpredictable. One moment he could be starring in a Tarantino film as a Jewish-American soldier and the next he could be directing a reboot of Death Wish starring Bruce Willis. Even still, nobody would expect the Hostel director to make a horror film targeted at kids. More than that, nobody would expect it to be any good. But as the trailer for The House With A Clock In Its Walls shows, this might be a film worth looking out for.
Based on the beloved children’s classic written by John Bellairs, The House With A Clock In Its Walls follows 10-year-old Lewis (Owen Vaccaro) who goes to live with his uncle in a creaky old house with a mysterious tick-tocking heart. But his new town’s sleepy façade jolts to life with a secret world of warlocks and witches when Lewis accidentally awakens the dead.
The film has an impressive cast which includes Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro, Kyle MacLachlan, Colleen Camp, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Vanessa Anne Williams and Sunny Suljic.