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Monster House (2006)

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Critic Consensus: Monster House welcoms kids and adults alike into a household full of smart, monstrous fun.


Movie Info

A suburban home has become physically animated by a vengeful human soul looking to stir up trouble from beyond the grave, and it's up to three adventurous kids from the neighborhood to do battle with the structural golem in this comically frightful tale, directed by Gil Kenan and featuring the voices of Steve Buscemi, Nick Cannon, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Kevin James. DJ Harvard (voice of Mitchel Musso) lives directly across the street from a most unusual house. A malevolent entity that longs to … More

Rating: PG (for scary images and sequences, thematic elements, some crude humor and brief language)
Genre: Action & Adventure , Animation , Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: Dan Harmon , Rob Schrab , Pamela Pettler
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 24, 2006
Box Office: $73.7M
Runtime:
Sony Pictures Releasing - Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Monster House

All Critics (163) | Top Critics (41)

Frightful fun for tweens and up.

Full Review… | January 1, 2011
Common Sense Media

I suspect, and hope that "Monster House" will become a Halloween classic, because it's too fun to be forgotten.

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

"Monster House" may well be the first mainstream animated exploitation movie.

Full Review… | April 22, 2009
ColeSmithey.com

A good laugh and technologically fascinating.

Full Review… | September 10, 2008

[Has] its moments of both scares and laughs.

Full Review… | August 7, 2008
Sacramento News & Review

It's too dark for the kiddies, while not having enough of an adult flavor to reach an older audience.

Full Review… | January 4, 2008
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Audience Reviews for Monster House

½

"So I had my two yr old nephew today. He either brings a new book for me to read or a movie for us to watch. He's my kind of kid ; } Anyways, so this is what he wanted to watch. It's more fun watching him watch the film then the film itself. He gets scared and screams and runs and hides in the hallway and peaks around the corner and then finally joins me again when it gets less scary. He's a riot. But now for the movie. It's a lot of fun. It reminds me of how fun and original cartoons can be. I thought Chowder was really funny. It's just one of those cartoons you don't mind having to watch a few times... Cause he's two and that's what they want.. so yeah.. I watched it a few times.. Definitely worth checking out if you haven't had the chance yet."

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½

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Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

Monster House is a terrific animated comedy horror film that is perfect for the Halloween season. Monster House has gotten tremendous flack for being too frightening for children, and in a way, I can see why. However I think there are enough things to enjoy about this film that will appeal for the entire family, no matter what age you are. Of course, I wouldn't recommend this film to little kids as there are some scary scenes that may be too intense for small children. Anyways, Monster House is definitely a fun film to see and enjoy. I thought that the idea for the film was terrific and that it delivered something refreshing to the genre of animated films. I think that Monster House is a terrific addition to the comedy horror genre. I can understand why this film got the criticism it has received due to its scary content that may be too intense for kids, but that doesn't change the fact that this is a great film that is lots of fun. Producers Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis and director Gil Kenan has made a stunning animated film that is pure fun from start to finish. The characters are great, the plot is original and there's just so many good things going for Monster House. Either way you at it, Monster House is a great film even if it may be too "scary" for kids. I personally think that this is the type of film that the entire family can enjoy during the Halloween season as it has enough spooks and laughs to appeal to anyone. A fun, entertaining film.

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