The House with a Clock in Its Walls

December 4, 2020

 

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Hey, kids! Let’s watch the new Eli Roth film!

Not something most parents would say, eh? But The House with a Clock in Its Walls is a kid movie, so it’s okay…I think. I can see why Roth was drawn to this story – it’s full of every kid’s worst fears: dead parents, a creepy old house, being the new kid at school, peer pressure, ghost moms – it’s like a fucking laundry list of fear! And don’t get me started on baby Jack Black – I’m having flashbacks every time I close my eyes.

My kids are coming around on Jack Black, I think. I mean, my daughter practically begged us to see the new Jumanji (haven’t yet) and she was excited about this one.

Cate Blanchett is an amazing actress and a joy to watch. Please let her be in every movie – all of them!

Kyle MacLachlan has got to be having so much fun playing quirky villains these days. He was absolutely chewing the scenery – it was greatness.

I didn’t even realize it while watching, but Angelica Schuyler herself was in the film. Such a shame that there wasn’t a call for her to sing.

I was expecting to play games on my phone the whole time I watched this, but it sucked me in and was a great bunch of fun.

We had watched this film months and months ago…it would blow their little MINDS if they knew this was the same guy who made Cabin Fever.

Year – 2018
Rating – PG
Runtime – 105 minutes
Genre – Family Fantasy
Director(s) – Eli Roth
Writer(s) – John Bellairs, Eric Kripke
Actor(s) – Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro, Kyle MacLachlan, Renรฉe Elise Goldsberry
BOB Rating – Three BOBs
Favorite Quote – "Be a dear - fetch a knife and stab me in the ears." - Mrs. Zimmerman (Cate Blanchett)