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Monster House [2006] (1 disc)

Director:Gil Kenan
Writer:Dan Harmon
Pamela Pettler
Rob Schrab
Composer:Douglas Pipes
Length:91 minutes
(1 hour 31 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Suggested Event Use:Halloween
Sorting Category:Family
Sorting Tub:Echo
IMDB Rating:6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:97%
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: Three teens discover that their neighbor's house is really a living, breathing, scary monster.

Reaction: A bit odd. A little too creepy for many kids. A bit juvenile for many adults. I enjoy it, but it's not perfect.

Personal Rating: 7/10

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Gil Kenan => Director
Dan Harmon => Writer
Pamela Pettler => Writer
Rob Schrab => Writer
Douglas Pipes => Composer
Robert Zemeckis => Executive Producer
Steven Spielberg => Executive Producer
Brittany Curran => Jenny (voice) (uncredited)
Catherine O'Hara => Mom (voice)
Erik Walker => Bully #1 (voice)
Fred Willard => Dad (voice)
Ian McConnel => Paramedic #2 (voice)
Jason Lee => Bones (voice)
Jon Heder => Reginald 'Skull' Skulinski (voice)
Kathleen Turner => Constance (voice)
Kevin James => Officer Landers (voice)
Maggie Gyllenhaal => Zee (voice)
Matthew Fahey => Bully #2 (voice)
Mitchel Musso => DJ (voice)
Nick Cannon => Officer Lister (voice)
Ryan Newman => Little Girl (voice)
Sam Lerner => Chowder (voice)
Spencer Locke => Jenny (voice)
Steve Buscemi => Nebbercracker (voice)
Woody Schultz => Paramedic #1 (voice)

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • To keep the movie a PG rating, the victims that were eaten (Bones, the cops and the dog) had to come back to life during the end credits.
  • For the German version of the film, Bones, Skull and Chowder have been renamed "Punk", "Freak" and "Ketchup".
  • Homages to various Stephen King stories abound. The idea of a house that comes alive and eats people can be found in the third installment of King's [Dark Tower] series, The Wastelands. And while in the house's basement, Chowder shines his flashlight on a mechanical monkey much like the one found in King's short story The Monkey, collected in Skeleton Crew.
  • The motto on the police car reads "We Wanna Help".
  • For the Italian version of the film, Bones and Skull have been renamed "Punk" and "Freak".