Houst With Clocks Feature

Have Magical Fun with New “House with a Clock in Its Walls” Clips

The House with a Clock in Its Walls has already come and gone from theaters. But whether you're already or a fan or haven't seen it yet, Universal has released three clips – two from the film and one behind-the-scenes look – to get you excited for the home video release.

Two clips show Lewis (Owen Vaccaro) before and after his time at the titular house. In the first, he gets introduced to Florence (Cate Blanchett) by his eccentric uncle Jonathan (Jack Black). The second shows Lewis mastering knowledge of magic, nailing a pop quiz from Jonathan.

But the third is truly disturbing, as we get a glimpse at the animatronics used to create a baby Jonathan that has a full-size human head. Even director Eli Roth, known for his gruesome horror flicks, admits the realistic design is terrifying.

Take a look for yourself, but be forewarned.

The House with a Clock in Its Walls is now available on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD, and for digital rental and purchase as well.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.