|Directed by||:||Eli Roth||Produced by||:||Bradley J. Fischer James Vanderbilt Eric Kripke||Based on||:||The House with a Clock in Its Walls by John Bellairs||Starring||:||Jack Black Cate Blanchett Owen Vaccaro Renée Elise Goldsberry Sunny Suljic Kyle MacLachlan||Production company||:||Amblin Entertainment Reliance Entertainment Mythology Entertainment Amblin Partners||Country||:||United States|
The House with a Clock in Its Walls is a 2018 American dark fantasy comedy film directed by Eli Roth, based on the 1973 novel of the same name by John Bellairs, and starring Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Sunny Suljic, and Kyle MacLachlan. The film follows a young boy who is sent to live with his uncle in a creaky old house. He soon learns it was previously inhabited by a nefarious entity.
Universal Pictures released the film in the United States on September 21, 2018. It has been a box office success, grossing over $131 million worldwide and received mixed to moderately positive reviews from critics, who largely praised the cast but said it did not fully live up to its potential.