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Monster House (2006)

PG  |   |  Animation, Comedy, Family  |  21 July 2006 (USA)
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Three teens discover that their neighbor's house is really a living, breathing, scary monster.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Little Girl (voice)
Nebbercracker (voice)
DJ (voice)
Mom (voice)
Dad (voice)
Chowder (voice)
Paramedic #1 (voice)
Ian McConnel ...
Paramedic #2 (voice)
Zee (voice)
Bones (voice)
Jenny (voice)
Officer Landers (voice)
Officer Lister (voice)
Constance (voice)


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. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for scary images and sequences, thematic elements, some crude humor and brief language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 July 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Zemeckis/Spielberg Motion Capture Project  »

Box Office


$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$22,217,226 (USA) (21 July 2006)


$73,661,010 (USA) (20 October 2006)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film is set in a city called Mayville, which is based on screenwriter Rob Schrab's hometown of Mayville, Wisconsin. See more »


In the beginning of the movie, when DJ wakes up from his nightmare, his phone is ringing. However, when DJ and Chowder run out to rescue Jenny, the ringtone is different. See more »


[first lines]
Little Girl: Hello, fence!
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Crazy Credits

Kenny the Dog as Himself See more »


Referenced in The Winner: Broken Home (2007) See more »


Thou Art Dead
Written and Performed by Gil Kenan
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Quite the enjoyable movie!
16 June 2006 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

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!

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