Monster House


Monster House

Critics Consensus

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



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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 feed on the energy of the living, the once peaceful house that looms ominously outside of DJ's bedroom window would like nothing more than the chance to feast on the children of the neighborhood. As Halloween begins to draw near and the children of the neighborhood prepare for another long night of trick-or-treating, it appears as if it may be the house that is in for the biggest treat of all. Now, with the adults turning a deaf ear to DJ's strange findings, it's up to the brave young boy and his faithful friends Chowder (voice of Sam Lerner) and Jenny (Spencer Locke) to break through the barrier of the supernatural and defeat the powers of darkness before the house grows too powerful to fight. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi


Steve Buscemi
as Nebbercracker
Nick Cannon
as Officer Lister
Jon Heder
as Skull
Kevin James
as Officer Landers
Jason Lee
as Bones
Sam Lerner
as Chowder
Kathleen Turner
as Constance
Fred Willard
as DJ's Dad
Ryan Newman (III)
as Little Girl
Woody Schultz
as Paramedic
Ian McConnel
as Paramedic
Erik Walker
as Bullies
Kevin the Dog
as Kevin the Dog
Blanchard Marissa
as Background Voices
Ranjani Brow
as Background Voices
Kimberly Beck Clark
as Background Voices
Miles Clark
as Background Voices
David Cowgill
as Background Voices
McKenna Cowgill
as Background Voices
Harrison Fahn
as Background Voices
Frannie Felder
as Background Voices
Spencer Lacey Ganus
as Background Voices
Bridget Hoffman
as Background Voices
Wendy Hoffman
as Background Voices
Mary Matilyn Mouser
as Background Voices
Emanuel Orlando
as Background Voices
Zoey Poll
as Background Voices
Zack Shada
as Background Voices
Justin Moran Shenkarow
as Background Voices
W.K. Stratton
as Background Voices
Hans Tester
as Background Voices
Corbett Tuck
as Background Voices
Ariel Winter
as Background Voices
Lora Witty
as Background Voices
Tyler Zaentz
as Background Voices
Kayleen Ancheta
as Motion Capture Models
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Critic Reviews for Monster House

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Audience Reviews for Monster House

  • Mar 15, 2012
    Wow. Beyond clever with an all-new horror concept, mixed with surprising character study, humor set-pieces, excellent voice acting, and an all-out fun fest for families on Halloween for all I recommend.
    Max G Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2011
    Monster House is the perfect kids horror movie. Its something I watch every year and im proud to say it.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Nov 03, 2011
    Stupid kids, this was so boring, c'mon!!!! I didn't find it one bit funny! The only interesting character was Nebbercracker. The kid Chowder was extremely annoying, I was sad that the house didn't eat him, god he was so annoying! The kid at the beginning of the movie with all tha La La La's should have been eaten too. The only character that wasn't extremely anoying was DJ and Jenny, although I rolled my eyes when they kissed, I mean c'mon!! We had never seen that before, have we!? -_- So, didn't like it and I really don't see what is so great about this animation! -_-
    Andreia C Super Reviewer
  • Oct 30, 2011
    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.
    Alex r Super Reviewer

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