Monster House

Monster House

Monster House

Hailed by some as the best animated film of the year and paraded as this generation's Goonies, Monster House follows a trio of kids and their irrepressible curiosity with the creepy house over the road. It's set in Spielberg-ian suburbia and stands apart from other animated flicks for being genuinly scary.

2006Rating: PG, for scary images and sequences, thematic elements, some crude humor and brief language90 minsUSA
AdventureAnimated

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Monster House / Reviews

The Washington Post

The Washington Post

A grisly, often cynical piece of work whose joyless, aggressive spirit is made even less appealing by its soulless visual style...

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The New York Times

The New York Times

One of the spooky archetypes of childhood imagination — the dark, mysterious house across the street — is literally brought to life in “Monster House,” a marvelously creepy animated feature...

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Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

Smaller kids might find the movie too intense at times, especially when DJ, Chowder, and Jenny find themselves literally in the belly of the beast. But everyone else should enjoy a good, goosebumpy scare...

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Film Threat

Film Threat

Takes place in that wondrous childhood netherworld where everyone who’s already experienced puberty is either oblivious, incompetent, or an idiot, leaving DJ, Chowder, and prep school entrepreneur Jenny (Spencer Locke) to combat the menace all alone... it's one of the best movies of the year, and a great accomplishment for Messrs. Harmon and Schrab...

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A kind of Goonies for the Noughties, Monster House is a visually dazzling thrill ride that scales greater heights through its winning characters and poignantly etched emotions. A scary, sharp, funny movie, this is the best kids’ flick of the year so far...

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BBC

BBC

There's a similar lack of originality about the juvenile protagonists, whose respective characteristics - timid, brainy, and oaf - make them Harry, Hermione, and Ron in everything but name...

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