By the end, The House with a Clock in Its Walls completely loses sight of the trauma and grief that was meant to give the film its emotional core.
America is to this day hell-bent on holding Tracy Flick down. But she will have her revenge.
The film undermines the unity of its characterizations, redirecting into garish phantasmagoria.
Eli Roth’s sense of humor abandons him when his hero isn’t about to get down with the get down.