The Potterverse isn’t the only fantasy choice on the block, as John Bellairs’ much-loved gothic horror children’s book The House with a Clock in Its Walls makes its way to the movies.

Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment are bringing the creepy-but-cool tale to our screens, starring Jack Black and Cate Blanchett as the residents of the titular tick-tocky house.

The story sees 10-year-old Lewis going to live with them, and soon finding that the strange abode houses many a secret when he kind of sort of accidentally wakes the dead. Oops.

We’re getting a Goosebumps meets Hugo via Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children vibe here. It works for us!

Watch out for The House with a Clock in Its Walls in Australian cinemas from September 20.