When ten-year-old Lewis is suddenly orphaned, he is sent to live with his Uncle Jonathan in a creaky (and creepy) old mansion with a mysterious ticking noise that emanates from the walls. Upon discovering that his uncle is a warlock, Lewis begins learning magic, but when he rebelliously resurrects an evil warlock he must find the secret of the house and save the world from destruction.
- Genre: Fantasy, Family, Comedy
- Studio: DreamWorks Pictures, Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, Reliance Entertainment, Mythology Entertainment
- Keyword: based on novel or book, clock, haunted house, uncle, pumpkin, orphan, warlock, secret passageway, 1950s, magician
- Cast: Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro, Kyle MacLachlan, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Colleen Camp