The Librarian’s Cellar: At The Cinema – The House With A Clock In Its Wall

Well, I loved this one! Adapted by Eric Kripke from the 1973 novel by John Bellairs, The House With A Clock In Its Walls tells the tale of Lewis (Owen Vaccaro), a 10 year-old orphan who goes to live with his uncle Jonathan (Jack Black), a man he has never met before. Jonathan, as Lewis will soon find out, is a warlock, and lives in a very quirky and mysterious house – a house that ticks – literally! Cate Blanchette plays the enchanting Florence, Jonathan’s next door neighbour.

For Lewis, a clever, yet vulnerable young boy coming to terms with the death of his parents, moving to live with his uncle will not just give him a new start in life, it will open up a whole new world of wizardry and intrigue. But of course, there will be obstacles before Lewis finds his own kind of magic as he bonds with his new family. Lots of fun, great cast and the film looks spectacular. I reckon it will become a family favourite for many Halloween’s to come!!

 

The House With A Clock In Its Walls | 2018 | PG | Director: Eli Roth

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