Cate Blanchett and Jack Black on “The House With a Clock in Its Walls”

by Katherine Tulich September 21, 2018

Jack Black and Cate Blanchett make a surprisingly kinetic combination as a witch and warlock in The House with a Clock in Its Walls, a fantasy comedy film directed by Eli Roth and based on the beloved 1973 children's book of the same name written by John Bellairs.

Following in the footsteps of past Amblin Entertainment films like The Goonies and Gremlins, the film mixes horror and humor through the eyes of a child, as 10-year-old Lewis (played by Owen Vaccaro) steps into the strange world of his oddball uncle (Black) and the secrets long held in the spooky house that never stops ticking.HFPA members Mirai Konishi and Rocio Ayuso spoke to Cate Blanchett and Jack Black for this report.