Here at HAHC headquarters, we love spending our lazy Sundays watching new(ish) trailers to upcoming horror releases. However, the trailer we’re sharing today we discovered haphazardly before screening Ready Player One. It seems director Eli Roth (of Green Inferno infamy) is getting into the spooky family film game with The House with a Clock in Its Walls. We have to admit, the career shift threw us a bit.
From Universal Picture’s website:
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.
Is this a good career move for Roth, or another mainstream stumble attempt like Deathwish? We will find out this September 21st…