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Movie Review: The House with a Clock in its Wall Michelle’s Take!

The problem with Jack Black’s latest film, The House with a Clock in Its Walls is how derivative and unimaginative it is. It’s a blatant rip off of several recent and upcoming R.L. Stine movie adaptations. It tries really hard to distinguish itself but it doesn’t and Black’s constant winking at the camera doesn’t help matters. Beyond the really long and weird name, this is a movie that wants to be creepy, but can’t go all out because at the end of the day it is a kid’s horror film; so it settles for being weird.

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The House with a Clock in its Walls – Little Kid Scary; Family Fun!

The House with a Clock in its Walls – (L-R) Uncle Jonathan (Jack Black), Lewis (Owen Vaccaro) and Mrs. Zimmerman (Cate Blanchett, right) – Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures.

Eli Roth dials his horror instincts down a few notches to direct The House with a Clock in its Walls – a family comedy-horror tale that’s much more comedy than horror.

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Can you Hear The Ticking Trailer: The House With a Clock In Its Walls!

When ten-year old Lewis goes to live with his uncle in a creepy old house, he learns that there’s a clock within its walls and a creepy thing that’s ‘completely safe… when it’s fed.’

Even worse, the town itself has dark secrets that Lewis accidentally provokes.

The House With a Clock In Its Walls is based on the classic children’s tale by John Bellairs and illustrated by Edward Gorey.

The House With a Clock In Its Walls opens on September 21st.

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