Family friendly and Eli Roth you don’t usually hear mentioned in the same sentence. Today you will as the filmmaker delves into family-friendly gothic horror with The House With A Clock In Its Walls.
Ahead of its Autumn release, Entertainment One UK has unveiled the first UK Teaser Trailer, that’s gruesomely weird.
Owen Vaccaro stars as Lewis a young a boy goes lives with his uncle (Jack Black) in his creepy old house. He soon learns his uncle is a warlock and neighbour (Cate Blanchett) is a witch when he awakens the dead accidentally.
Check out the new trailer…
Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment is producing this and promises a film in the spirit of their 1980’s back catalogue. An intriguing partnership which many were skeptical that may not work. Just have a look at the above trailer, it shows a lot of promise and potential. This may be targetting Young Adults, it does seem to have an appeal that may attract a wider audience. What is truly great to see is a film that potentially will scare its young audience.
In the tradition of Amblin classics where fantastical events occur in the most unexpected places, Jack Black and two-time Academy Award® winner Cate Blanchett star in The House with a Clock in Its Walls, from Amblin Entertainment. The magical adventure tells the spine-tingling tale of 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.
Based on the beloved children’s classic written by John Bellairs and illustrated by Edward Gorey, The House with a Clock in Its Walls is directed by master frightener Eli Roth and written by Eric Kripke (creator of TV’s Supernatural). Co-starring Kyle MacLachlan, Colleen Camp, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Vanessa Anne Williams and Sunny Suljic, it is produced by Mythology Entertainment’s Brad Fischer (Shutter Island) and James Vanderbilt (Zodiac), as well as Kripke.
The House With A Clock In Its Walls will be coming to cinemas on 28th September 2018.