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Monster House (2006)

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

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Little Girl (voice)
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Nebbercracker (voice)
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DJ (voice)
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Mom (voice)
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Dad (voice)
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Chowder (voice)
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Paramedic #1 (voice)
Ian McConnel ...
Paramedic #2 (voice)
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Zee (voice)
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Bones (voice)
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Jenny (voice)
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Officer Landers (voice)
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Officer Lister (voice)
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Constance (voice)

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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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A living, breathing, nightmare of a house! See more »


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

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21 July 2006 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$73,661,010 (USA) (20 October 2006)
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As of 2012, this is the only motion capture film to feature an entirely original story and not be based on existing source material. See more »

Goofs

The driver side on the police car switches between the two times it is seen. The first time it is shown as a normal car in the United States. When the police arrive to arrest the kids it pulls up onto the curb with driver side moved to the incorrect side. See more »

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[first lines]
Little Girl: Hello, fence!
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References Tales from the Crypt (1989) See more »

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Thou Art Dead
Written and Performed by Gil Kenan
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This movie caught me by surprise
2 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Monster House was a perfect combination of kid-friendliness, horror, action and adventure. When I first walked into the theater I thought it would be "kiddy" because I went to see it with my younger cousin. You know how most animated movies are somewhat funny and about teamwork and working together or teaches life lessons or morals but I actually came to find that this movie was more scary than comical or ethical. I actually got into it. I actually ended up liking it more than my cousin. Some of the content is for older kids but it's non-stop action and the momentum of the story line never stops. And the characters seem so real. 2 thumbs up. I definitely recommend it.


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