Monster House

July 21st, 2006


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Three teens discover that their neighbor's house is really a living, breathing, scary monster.

Release Year: 2006

Rating: 6.7/10 (30,000 voted)

Critic's Score: 68/100

Director: Gil Kenan

Stars: Mitchel Musso, Sam Lerner, Spencer Locke

The teenage DJ is observing his neighbor Nebbercracker on the other side of their street in the suburb that destroys tricycles of children that trespass his lawn. When DJ's parents travel on the eve of Halloween and the abusive nanny Zee stays with him, he calls his clumsy best friend Chowder to play basketball. But when the ball falls in Nebbercracker's lawn, the old man has a siege, and soon they find that the house is a monster. Later the boys rescue the smart Jenny from the house and the trio unsuccessfully tries to convince the babysitter, her boyfriend Bones and two police officers that the haunted house is a monster, but nobody believes them. The teenagers ask their video-game addicted acquaintance Skull how to destroy the house, and they disclose its secret on the Halloween night.

Writers: Dan Harmon, Rob Schrab

Ryan Newman - Little Girl(voice)
Steve Buscemi - Nebbercracker(voice)
Mitchel Musso - DJ(voice)
Catherine O'Hara - Mom(voice)
Fred Willard - Dad(voice)
Sam Lerner - Chowder(voice)
Woody Schultz - Paramedic #1(voice)
Ian McConnel - Paramedic #2(voice)
Maggie Gyllenhaal - Zee(voice)
Jason Lee - Bones(voice)
Spencer Locke - Jenny(voice)
Kevin James - Officer Landers(voice)
Nick Cannon - Officer Lister(voice)
Jon Heder - Reginald 'Skull' Skulinski(voice)
Kathleen Turner - Constance(voice)

Taglines: A living, breathing, nightmare of a house!


Official Website: Gaumont Columbia Tristar [France] | Official site [Russia] |

Release Date: 21 July 2006

Filming Locations: Culver Studios - 9336 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $75,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $22,217,226 (USA) (23 July 2006) (3553 Screens)

Gross: $140,175,006 (Worldwide)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

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".

Continuity: The morning after Nebbercracker's departure, Zee's car is missing from the driveway.

[first lines]
Little Girl: Hello, fence!

User Review

Quite the enjoyable movie!

Rating: 8/10

I just saw this movie at the Seattle International Film Festival. I didn't know what to expect, but I must say I found it quite enjoyable. There was a lot of talk before the movie. People were saying that it will be too scary for the little kids, but not adult enough to capture older kids attention.

I can see it being quite frightening at times for the little ones, but of the kids in the theater its not like I heard any of them screaming mommy. I don't know how well the movie will do with kids, but from an adult's perspective, its definitely worth a viewing.

The best part of the movie definitely has to be the characters. Each were extremely well thought out and put together. They did a fantastic job of matching right voices with the right characters. Characters facial expressions were amazing. You'll find yourself laughing at things they say and do quite a lot.

The animation looks great. They certainly aren't ground breaking. But they fit the movie well. However, I will say that some scenes looked quite amazing.

If you are looking for a fun, clean movie with plenty of laughs and chuckles, this is definitely one you don't want to miss!