The House with the Clock in it's Walls... it a no from me fam.
is my love language, y'all. Give me allll the pumpkin spice, sweaters
and of course a good Halloween movie! You can imagine the excitement I
had when we headed out to see the latest "kid friendly" Halloween movie,
The House with the Clock in it's Walls. We are a Hocus Pocus, Harry
Potter and Goosebumps watching family and knowing that Jack Black was in
this one too made our fall loving hearts jump for joy! Unfortunately,
the excitement was short-lived and... we actually ended up walking out
of the movie halfway through.
This movie is based on a novel of the same title in which a boy named Lewis is orphaned unexpectedly. He is forced to live with his uncle, Jonathan, in a creepy house with a mysterious ticking noise in it's walls. After spending a little time there he comes to know, in too scary of a way, that his uncle is a powerful warlock and that the house is possessed. We didn't see the ending, but we are more than willing to live with that!
is a fine line between imaginative and satanic. Some of the Halloween
movies we have loved for years have dark undertones and maybe we have
been wrong for allowing it in the past. I don't honestly worry about it
as much as I should, but as a mom I have started to take notice of
demonic intrusions on things geared towards my babies. If there is
anything good that I can say about this movie, it would be that it was
made very clear that the line between "ok" and demonic was blatantly
crossed. When the main character, 10 year old Lewis, and his friend made
a pentagram on the ground in a cemetery, cut their hands, poured out
their blood and started chanting in a demonic voice to raise an evil
warlock from the dead, it was easy to high tail it out of there! My
husband jumped out of his seat and made it known that we were not going
to sit under that satanic ritual and subject our children or our own
grown-up selves to it. #ainttrynagetopressedtahday
waited longer than we should have to leave, but I was hopeful that it
was going to turn into a "good vs evil" or " good always wins" type of
story. It just got way too dark. Later, thinking on the fact that it is
rated PG, I just became disgusted knowing that there are innocent kids
(adults too) that could be tricked into believing that witchcraft is an
acceptable answer to life's tough circumstances. That's exactly what
satan is trying to do through these types of things. Satan can be tricky
and that means he can get in your head even through a kids movie.
it's Walls is just plain z.e.r.o. Not only that, but I am going to ask you to not allow your children to watch this. If you're itching to be swatting demons like flies, this is your jam. For us, we were bumping some Jesus music all the way home and mama was casually (more like obviously) sprinkling the Word "Jesus" extra heavy in conversation after watching all that mess. I mean, we all need more Jesus convo am I right or am I right? #shakethedustoff #itsanofrommefam #nottodaysatan