PG | | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
A young orphan named Lewis Barnavelt aids his magical uncle in locating a clock with the power to bring about the end of the world.
The fictional 'House with a Clock in Its Walls' was based on the real-life Cronin Mansion in author John Bellairs' hometown of Marshall, Michigan, which served as the basis for the town of New Zebedee used in his books.
There's a clock in the walls. We don't know what it does, except... something horrible.
The film is set in 1955, yet the school in the film features several non-Caucasian students. This is only a year after Brown V. Board of Education, so it's highly unlikely the school would not only have this high of a minority population, but also no discrimination of any kind.
The 80's Amblin Entertainment logo appears in the beginning of the film.