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Monster House (2006)

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AUDIENCE SCORE

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 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, Rovimore
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

Cast

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
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
Frannie Felder
as Background Voices
Spencer Lacey Ganus
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 Shenkar...
as Background Voices
W.K. Stratton
as Background Voices
Hans Tester
as Background Voices
Corbett Tuck
as Background Voices
Lora Witty
as Background Voices
Tyler Zaentz
as Background Voices
Kayleen Ancheta
as Motion Capture Model...
Ryan Newman (III)
as Little Girl
Harrison Fahn
as Background Voices
Bridget Hoffman
as Background Voices
Woody Schultz
as Paramedic
Ian McConnel
as Paramedic
Wendy Hoffman
as Background Voices
W.K. Stratton
as Background Voices
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Critic Reviews for Monster House

All Critics (165) | 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
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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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Super Reviewer

½

Weak...

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.

TheDudeLebowski65
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

Monster House Quotes

Mom: We'll be back tomorrow night. Oh. If anything happens, call the police and hide in your closet.
Dad: He knows that.
– Submitted by MarieBella C (3 years ago)
Chowder: [DJ opens lock, to secret room in basement] We have a ping pong table in our basement.
– Submitted by Connor N (3 years ago)
Chowder: Try to be cool and calm like me. [actidantly turns on bulldozer they are in, causing him to freak out]
– Submitted by Connor N (3 years ago)
Officer Landers: I'll get back up!
Officer Lister: I thought there was no backup!
Officer Landers: I'm getting Judy! [gets grabbed by house and starts getting dragged into it] JUDDDDYYY!
– Submitted by Connor N (3 years ago)

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