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“There’s a clock in the walls. We don’t know what it does… something horrible.”
Amblin’s Jack Black-starring The House With a Clock in Its Walls certainly doesn’t appear to be an Eli Roth movie, but it was indeed the man behind Cabin Fever, Hostel and The Green Inferno who directed the family-friendly fright flick. Roth has been pushing hard “R” ratings his entire career, so it’s needless to say a huge departure.
We’ve learned today that the MPAA has given Roth’s latest a “PG” rating, for “thematic elements including sorcery, some action, scary images, rude humor, and language.”
How about that. Eli Roth made a “PG” horror movie. Go figure!
Universal Pictures will the film on September 21, 2018.
In the film…
“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.”
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.
Also starring are Kyle MacLachlan, Colleen Camp, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Vanessa Anne Williams, and Sunny Suljic.
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 written by Eric Kripke (“Supernatural”).