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Monster House (2006)

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

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Gil Kenan

Writers:

Dan Harmon (screenplay), Rob Schrab (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Whitney Newman ... Little Girl (voice) (as Ryan Newman)
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 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)
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Storyline

13-year-old DJ is observing his neighbor Nebbercracker on the other side of the 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 heart attack, 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 July 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Zemeckis/Spielberg Motion Capture Project See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,217,226, 23 July 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$73,661,010, 22 October 2006

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$66,513,996
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Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

During the opening leaf sequence, in the background can be seen the crane which is featured later in the film. See more »

Goofs

When the kids are in the back of the police car yelling at the police as they approach the house their voices are muffled as if completely enclosed in a car despite the front, driver-side window being open and a metal grate separating the front and back of the police car. See more »

Quotes

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

There are no opening credits after the title has been shown. See more »

Alternate Versions

On Cartoon Network, Jenny's "Let's cut the crap" was cut. See more »

Connections

Featured in The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Merciful Hammer
Written and Produced by David Sardy (as D. Sardy)
Performed by Ralph Saenz, David Sardy (as D. Sardy), John Shmersal, and Bobby Jarzombek
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Not for little kids
23 July 2006 | by jacksdad8603See all my reviews

The animation was incredible - best rendering yet, and the character movements so mimic how real people move it's very easy to forget you're watching an animated movie. It's for kids, but not for the littlest ones. My six year old got too scared to continue about 1/4th of the way in and she had to take him home. It lightened up later, but the scary set up was too much for him to get through. Steve Bucemi's Nebbercracker was great. I'll go back and see it again when it comes out in digital 3D later. You can see that it was set up to be a good 3D flick from the beginning. All in all very well done film; but my kid will have to be seven or eight to handle the scary set-up.


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