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The House With A Clock In Its Walls Coming to Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on December 18th

  • DailyDead
If you missed Eli Roth's adaptation of John Bellairs' The House with a Clock in Its Walls in theaters (read Heather Wixson's review here) or you want to experience its magical adventure again and again, you can look forward to seeing it on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on December 18th, along with an extensive list of special features that include deleted scenes and an alternate opening and ending:

From the Press Release: "Universal City, Calif. -- Enjoy the delightfully thrilling tale of a mysterious house where things, including the inhabitants, are not what they seem to be. The House With a Clock in its Walls arrives on Digital and via the digital movie app Movies Anywhere on November 27, 2018, as well as on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on December 18, 2018. Based on the classic children's book and praised as "creaky, freaky haunted-mansion fun
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The House With a Clock in its Walls Disc Releases Dec. 18

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Universal City, California, October 30, 2018 – Enjoy the delightfully thrilling tale of a mysterious house where things, including the inhabitants, are not what they seem to be. The House With a Clock in its Walls arrives on Digital and via the digital movie app Movies Anywhere on November 27, 2018, as well as on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-rayTM, DVD and On Demand on December 18, 2018. Based on the classic children’s book and praised as “creaky, freaky haunted-mansion fun” (La Times), The House With a Clock in its Walls features over 60 minutes of bonus content including an alternate beginning and ending, stunning featurettes, deleted scenes, a hilarious gag reel, and feature commentary. Enchanting from start to finish, it’s the perfect adventure for families during the holidays.

Full of wonder and adventure, The House With a Clock in its Walls mesmerizes audiences of all ages and keeps the magic alive when stars Jack Black, Cate Blanchett
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‘The House With a Clock in its Walls’ 4K, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Release Dates and Details

Eli Roth's first foray into family horror comes home first on November 27th with the Digital release of The House With a Clock in its Walls.

Those holding out for The House With a Clock in its Walls 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD editions will have to wait a few extra weeks as those won't arrive on store shelves until December 18th.

The House With a Clock in its Walls is based on the children's book of the same name and stars Jack Black, Cate Blanchett and Owen Vaccaro. It carries a 66 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and has earned over $115 million at the global box office.

Universal is packing in a small army's worth of bonus features with some exclusive to high definition formats. Here's a complete rundown of what to expect:

Exclusive to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital:

Warlocks and Witches - Go behind the scenes
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Eli Roth to Be Honored By Capri, Hollywood Fest

Eli Roth to Be Honored By Capri, Hollywood Fest
The Capri, Hollywood Film Fest, held off the coast of Naples, is set to honor director Eli Roth this year, and his latest film The House with a Clock in its Walls.

The movie, which stars Jack Black and Cate Blanchett, recently had its Italian premiere at the Rome Film Fest and is set to play throughout the country beginning Oct. 31. It tells the story of a 10-year-old boy (Owen Vaccaro) who moves into a magical house and accidentally unleashes evil powers beyond his control.

''This movie truly represents Eli Roth’s next big international hit,”...
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Next 3 Major Horror Adaptations: 'Suspiria,' 'Pet Sematary,' 'It: Chapter Two'

Based on a mystery novel written by John Bellairs and illustrated by Edward Gorey, The House With a Clock in Its Walls follows a young Lewis (Owen Vaccaro) who heads off to live with his uncle Jonathan (Jack Black), not knowing that Jonathan is a warlord and his neighbor Florence (Cate Blanchett) is a witch. Published in 1973, the original novel was highly-acclaimed; it was first adapted for the small screen in 1979. Nearly 40 years later, Eli Roth directed the brand new version, which has received mixed to positive reviews from critics. Inspired by the movie, we wondered what other major horror adaptations are heading to the big screen. Here are three that sound very promising.   Suspiria Dario Argento's 1977 original starred Jessica Harper and is considered an...
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Next 3 Major Horror Adaptations: 'Suspiria,' 'Pet Sematary,' 'It: Chapter Two'

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Based on a mystery novel written by John Bellairs and illustrated by Edward Gorey, The House With a Clock in Its Walls follows a young Lewis (Owen Vaccaro) who heads off to live with his uncle Jonathan (Jack Black), not knowing that Jonathan is a warlord and his neighbor Florence (Cate Blanchett) is a witch. Published in 1973, the original novel was highly-acclaimed; it was first adapted for the small screen in 1979. Nearly 40 years later, Eli Roth directed the brand new version, which has...

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Eric Kripke on ‘House with a Clock in Its Walls’ and ‘Supernatural’ Easter Eggs

From director Eli Roth and writer Eric Kripke, and based on the novel by John Bellairs, the family fantasy film The House with a Clock in its Walls follows recently orphaned 10-year-old Lewis Barnavelt (Owen Vaccaro), who goes to live with his rather eccentric Uncle Jonathan (Jack Black) in a creaky old house full of all sorts of magical wonder. As Lewis discovers a hidden world of magic, mystery and the supernatural, and gets to know Jonathan’s best friend and neighbor, Mrs. Zimmerman (Cate Blanchett), he also accidentally awakens the dead, wreaking havoc in his new but …
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Box Office: ‘House With a Clock in Its Walls’ Edges to $24 Million Debut, ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ Stumbles

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Box Office: ‘House With a Clock in Its Walls’ Edges to $24 Million Debut, ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ Stumbles
The House With a Clock in Its Walls” is on its way to a No. 1 debut at the box office with an estimated $24 million from 3,592 North American locations.

The remaining top five slots should go to box office holdovers, with three other R-rated films opening in the $1 million to $3 million range.

“House” stars Cate Blanchett and Jack Black as an eccentric witch and warlock who live next door to each other and who play host to 10-year-old Lewis (Owen Vaccaro), who goes to live with his Uncle Jonathan (Black) in Michigan after his parents die. Eli Roth directed the fantasy pic from a script by Eric Kripke, adapted from the children’s book of the same name by John Bellairs. The Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment film is coming in above earlier estimates, which had placed it in the $18 million to $20 million range. It took in an estimated $7.8 million on Friday.
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Friday Box Office: ‘Life Itself’ Dies, ‘The House With a Clock In Its Walls’ Eyes $25 Million

Yikes. Halloween is still a month away but it's downright spooky how dead this weekend is shaping up to be. Appropriately enough, horror-for-kids flick The House With a Clock In Its Walls easily won Friday night, taking in $7.8 million on its way to a projected $25 million opening weekend. Eli Roth's first PG offering—which stars Cate Blanchett, Jack Black, and Owen Vaccaro—out-paced A Simple Favor in its second weekend ($3.3 million) and The Nun in its third ($2.95 million). Meanwhile, a trio of newcomers got off to equally less-…
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Movie Review – The House With A Clock In Its Walls (2018)

The House With A Clock In Its Walls, 2018.

Directed by Eli Roth.

Starring Cate Blanchett, Jack Black, Owen Vaccaro, Lorenza Izzo, Kyle MacLachlan, Colleen Camp, Sunny Suljic, and Renée Elise Goldsberry.

Synopsis:

A young orphan named Lewis Barnavelt aids his magical uncle in locating a clock with the power to bring about the end of the world.

Jack Black isn’t starring in Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, but is starring in a movie that might as well be a Goosebumps sequel itself – Eli Roth’s The House With A Clock In Its Walls? R.L. Stine-isms, child accomplices, magical creatures and all. Roth steps outside his blood-spattered “comfort zone” to tell a bedtime story about nurturing magnificent weirdness, one fluent in gothic haunted mansion mystique. Family friendly, PG-rated horror fare is in short order these days, and while Goosebumps set the recent bar out of nowhere only a few years back,
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Box Office: ‘House With a Clock in Its Walls’ Ticking to $20 Million-Plus as ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ Falters

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Box Office: ‘House With a Clock in Its Walls’ Ticking to $20 Million-Plus as ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ Falters
Jack Black’s “The House With a Clock in Its Walls” is ticking to a U.S. opening of $20 million-plus, early estimates showed on Friday.

Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s fantasy film is expected to debut at the higher end of estimates, which were projected to be between $18 million and $20 million at 3,500 North American locations. According to some estimates, the film could earn as much as $25 million in its debut.

The adaptation of John Bellairs’ children’s book is set to earn about $7 million on Friday, including the $840,000 it reeled in from Thursday night previews. The preview gross was comparable to another one of Black’s book-to-movie adaptations, “Goosebumps,” which earned $600,000 in late-night shows in October 2015 on its way to a $23.6 million launch.

“House With a Clock in Its Walls” follows 10-year-old Lewis (Owen Vaccaro), who goes to live with his goofy uncle (played by Black) in an old
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‘The House with a Clock in Its Walls': Eli Roth on Creating Gateway Horror for Kids

From director Eli Roth and writer Eric Kripke, and based on the novel by John Bellairs, the family fantasy film The House with a Clock in its Walls follows recently orphaned 10-year-old Lewis Barnavelt (Owen Vaccaro), who goes to live with his rather eccentric Uncle Jonathan (Jack Black) in a creaky old house full of all sorts of magical wonder. As Lewis discovers a hidden world of magic, mystery and the supernatural, and gets to know Jonathan’s best friend and neighbor, Mrs. Zimmerman (Cate Blanchett), he also accidentally awakens the dead, wreaking havoc in his new but …
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Box Office: ‘House With a Clock in Its Walls’ Picks Up $840K in Previews

  • Variety
Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s “The House With a Clock in Its Walls” picked up $840,000 from Thursday night previews.

The adaptation of the 1973 John Bellairs book is aimed at family audiences and is poised to top the domestic box office during an otherwise sleepy weekend at the multiplexes. “The House With a Clock in Its Walls” should bring in between $18 million to $20 million across 3,500 North American locations. It screened in 2,700 theaters last night.

Preview results for “The House With a Clock in Its Walls” are roughly comparable to those for 2015’s “Goosebumps,” which made $600,000 en route to a $23.6 million opening. The fantasy film follows a young boy named Lewis (Owen Vaccaro), who goes to live with his eccentric uncle after his parents die. His uncle’s old house has a mysterious ticking heart that portends terrible things. Oscar winner Cate Blanchett plays a witch who lives next door. Director Eli Roth,
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Exclusive: Owen Vaccaro talks The House with a Clock in its Walls

  • HeyUGuys
The House with A Clock in its Walls’ young lead, Owen Vaccaro, may only just breaking through in his acting career, but the young actor has already starred alongside some of Hollywood’s biggest names. Taking on the role of Mark Wahlberg’s son Dylan in Daddy’s Home and its sequel, he went on to star in Mother’s Day alongside the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts and Kate Hudson. In Eli Roth’s latest dark and polished ghoulish adventure, Vaccaro gets to dabble in magic alongside Jack Black and Cate Blanchett, not a bad start for the budding actor.

Related: We loved the film – read our glowing review here…

Based on the beloved children’s classic written by John Bellairs and illustrated by Edward Gorey and directed by Eli Roth, The House with A Clock in its Walls tells the spine-tingling tale of 10-year-old Lewis (Owen Vaccaro
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Film Review: ‘The House With a Clock in Its Walls’ is Movie Magic

Chicago – “The House With The Clock In Its Walls” is a surprisingly restrained and endearing haunted house pic for kids just getting rid of their training wheels. It’s all a spooky atmosphere with cobwebs galore, creaking doors, a stained glass window which changes on its own, and a library of books which at times resemble the avifauna predators from the Hitchcock classic “The Birds.”

Young orphan Lewis (Owen Vaccaro) is sent to live with his eccentric kimono wearing uncle Jonathan (Jack Black) in small town Michigan after his parents are killed in a car crash. He soon discovers that his uncle is a warlock, albeit a mediocre one. But his next door neighbor, Mrs. Zimmerman (Cate Blanchett), is a much more powerful purple clad witch. Together, they trade insults like Ralph and Alice on”The Honeymooners,” but with knowing glances as they maintain a solid but platonic friendship. Jack
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‘The House With a Clock in Its Walls’ Review: Thrills, Chills and Jack Black

‘The House With a Clock in Its Walls’ Review: Thrills, Chills and Jack Black
If you want to scare the kiddies but still keep them giggling, Jack Black is your man. This peerless comic actor can do more with an arched eyebrow than a crazy-car stuffed with clowns, and it’s that old Black magic that ignites The House With a Clock in Its Walls, a supernatural tale set in 1955 in New Zebedee, Michigan (a town with its very own haunted mansion). The School of Rock star plays Jonathan, the warlock who occupies the premises; when he isn’t trying to find the source
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Movie Review – The House with a Clock in its Walls (2018)

The House with a Clock in its Walls, 2018.

Directed by Eli Roth.

Starring Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro, Kyle MacLachlan, Sunny Suljic, Lorenza Izzo, Colleen Camp, and Renée Elise Goldsberry.

Synopsis:

A young orphan named Lewis Barnavelt aids his magical uncle in locating a clock with the power to bring about the end of the world.

Give Eli Roth credit for pulling a 180 with his filmmaking career. It’s also clear what might have attracted the gross-out horror maestro to this family-friendly fantasy prospect. Based on a book by John Bellairs (adapted for the screen by Supernatural writer Eric Kripke), The House with a Clock in its Walls has a late game transition into something slightly more sinister with the potential to frighten some younger viewers, going as far to depict scenes of Kyle MacLachlan’s (how great is it to see the Twin Peaks star back on the big screen!
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The House with a Clock in Its Walls Review

  • HeyUGuys
For a director mostly known for gory cannibal/torture flicks like Hostel and The Green Inferno, Eli Roth has gone on to helm one of his finest features yet with an Amblin family fantasy! But before horror hounds run for the hills screaming “sell-out!”, The House with a Clock in Its Walls is far from the plastic PG fright-laden picture some might imagine, given the oddly Christmassy “Harry Potter for horror fans” posters. Based on a book by John Bellairs, Roth and screenwriter Eric Kripke’s gaudy haunted film fun-house is bursting with a firework display of vibrant concepts, riveting fantasy dread, necromancy, ghouls and squirmy purple tentacles. All a young horror fan could hope for and far creepier than the demon nuns and slender men of recent “grown-up” genre hiccups.

It’s 1955, New Zebedee, Michigan: after the death of his parents, Lewis Barnavelt (Owen Vaccaro) is sent to live with his strange,
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Review: The House With A Clock In Its Walls Was Delightful Family Horror Movie Fun

I'm not the biggest fan of director Eli Roth. Cabin Fever was a decent film but I haven't really cared for anything else that he's done, especially the Hostel films. The guy is mostly known for his style of hardcore horror and torture porn, so it was shocking to see that he was going to be directing a family horror movie for Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment called The House With a Clock In Its Walls. I was even more shocked by the fact that I actually enjoyed the movie!

Look, The House With a Clock In Its Walls was far from perfect, and there were certain aspects that bugged me about it, but for the most part, it was an enjoyable movie! I'd even go as far to say that it's my favorite Eli Roth film and probably one of the better movies he's made. Remember, this is coming
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Interview: Writer Eric Kripke Talks Adapting The House With A Clock In Its Walls

  • DailyDead
Arriving into theaters this weekend is director Eli Roth’s The House with a Clock in Its Walls, his adaptation of John Bellairs’ popular children’s book centered around a young orphan named Lewis Barnavelt (Owen Vaccaro), who goes off to live with his estranged uncle Jonathan (Jack Black), only to learn his new guardian is a warlock, and that the world around him is filled with endless magical possibilities. But when a world-ending threat looms over them, it’s up to Lewis, his uncle Jonathan, and their supernaturally inclined neighbor, Mrs. Zimmerman (Cate Blanchett), to save the day.

Daily Dead recently had the opportunity to speak with screenwriter Eric Kripke about his longtime obsession with the book version of The House with a Clock in Its Walls and why he’s always wanted to adapt Bellairs’ story for the big screen. Kripke, the creator behind Supernatural, also discussed how
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