- Feb 8, 2002
- Real Name
Tagline: This house knows what makes you tick
Genre: Horror, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller, Family, Mystery
Director: Eli Roth
Cast: Owen Vaccaro, Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Kyle MacLachlan, Colleen Camp, Sunny Suljic, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Braxton Bjerken, Lorenza Izzo, Perla Middleton, Charles Green, Alli Beckman, Demetri Landell, Ricky Muse, Van Marten, Jalyn Hall, Aaron Beelner, Chris Adams, Vanessa Anne Williams, Dylan Gage Moore, Anela Terzic, Garrett Strobl, Caleb Lawrence, Jack Giles IV
Release: 2018-09-20Plot: Ten-year-old Lewis goes to live with his uncle in a creaky old house that contains a mysterious ticktock noise. When Lewis accidentally awakens the dead, the town's sleepy facade magically springs to life with a secret world of witches and warlocks.
As a fan of the Bellairs books in my younger days, I was hoping this would be a great adaptation. But based on the casting alone, it looks like a disaster. Cate Blanchett is nothing like Mrs. Zimmerman of the books, and the child (Owen Vaccaro) they cast to play Lewis looks nothing like him, either.
Dylan Gage Moore, who is playing the generic "Sweet Shop Boy," looks like the book's Lewis Barnavelt: