When Jared and his twin brother Simon move into a secluded old house with their mother and sister, strange things start to happen. Upon discovering a magical field guide, the boys are drawn into a wonderful, and sometimes dangerous, realm of fairies, goblins and ogres. However, when the creatures come looking for the mysterious book, the boys must fight to protect it as they begin to uncover the fantastic truth about the Spiderwick Estate. A visual delight, the film is based on the beloved series of books written by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black.

Crew / Cast

Cast: Freddie Highmore, Mary-Louise Parker, Nick Nolte, Sarah Bolger, Joan Plowright, David Strathairn, Seth Rogen, Martin Short

Director: Mark Waters

Writers: Karey Kirkpatrick, David Berenbaum, John Sayles, Holly Black (Source Novel: "The Spiderwick Chronicles"), Tony DiTerlizzi (Source Novel: "The Spiderwick Chronicles")

Producers: Mark Canton, Larry Franco, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Karey Kirkpatrick

Exec. Producers: Julia Pistor

Cinematographer: Caleb Deschanel

Editor: Michael Kahn

Composer: James Horner

Costumes: Odette Gadoury, Joanna Johnston