The House With a Clock in Its Walls
Plot: A young orphan boy (Owen Vaccaro) moves in with his eccentric uncle (Jack Black) and finds his new home comes to wondrous supernatural life.
Director: Eli Roth
1 hour, 45 minutes
Upside: It’s a charming, whimsical and slightly creepy magical tale perfect for introducing little kids to horror.
Downside: While the story is clever, teens and adults may find it too kiddie and not scary enough.
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