The name Eli Roth doesn’t exactly conjure up images of sunshine and rainbows. But it looks like the horror director, famous for gory films like Cabin Fever and Hostel, may have found a new calling helming children’s fare, because this first trailer for his upcoming YA flick The House with a Clock in Its Walls looks incredible.
If that’s not enough to get you excited, the film also stars Cate Blanchett as Mrs. Zimmerman, Jonathan’s mysterious next-door neighbor, and Kyle MacLachlan as the former owner of the house. It’s too early to say if The House with a Clock in Its Walls will join the ranks of its greatest Amblin Entertainment predecessors, but it looks to carry its own sort of spooky charm. After Goosebumps, Jack Black is making a name for himself as a children’s horror movie star. If the film is a hit, it might even spawn a new franchise; Bellairs wrote 11 other gothic novels featuring Lewis Barnavelt.
We can’t wait to check out The House with a Clock in Its Walls when it hits theaters this September. Will you be watching?
Image: Universal Pictures
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