Monster House (2006)

There Goes The Neighborhood.
Monster House (2006) Poster

Comments on Movie: Monster House (2006)
"Monster House becomes one of those wonderfully weird adventure stories beloved of children who don't mind getting a good old-fashioned case of the heebie-jeebies. It's kind of a blast for adults too." - Scott Foundas, L.A. Weekly.

"It's very weird and twisted in some of the areas it goes. But it's also just a ton of fun." - Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper.

"I suspect, and hope that Monster House will become a Halloween classic, because it's too fun to be forgotten." - Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed.

"What initially appears to be a straightforward haunted house tale morphs into a haunting tale about love, retribution and acceptance." - Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing.

"It was too interesting to miss and I turned into a couch potato." - Rosalyn Lim.
Monster House (2006) Trailer

Monster House (2006) at a glance
Monster House (2006) is an animated feature directed by Gil Kenan. This film is the second film that extensively utilize performance capture. Robert Zemeckis and Steven Speilberg are the executive producers of this film. 

Monster House (2006) Synopsis
Even for a 12-year old, D.J. Walters has a particularly overactive imagination. He is convinced that his haggard and crabby neighbor Horace Nebbercracker, who terrorizes all the neighborhood kids, is responsible for Mrs. Nebbercracker's mysterious disappearance. Any toy that touches Nebbercracker's property, promptly disappears, swallowed up by the cavernous house in which Horace lives. D.J. has seen it with his own eyes! But no one believes him, not even his best friend, Chowder. What everyone does not know is D.J. is not imagining things. Everything he's seen is absolutely true and it's about to get much worse than anything D.J could have imagined.

Movie Review Monster House (2006)
Beware!

Few months back when Monster House (2006) was on TV; I tried to resist watching it as I was busy with doing something but it was too interesting to miss and I turned into a couch potato. It is a horror comedy revolving the tales of Domus Mactibilis and a group of children who are determined to unveil the mysteries of that living house in order to defeat it.

Jenny, D.J. and Chowder.

The film sets in a beautiful neighbourhood during the Autumn, around the time when children are trick-or-treating for Halloween. There are also several likable characters and certainly, there are plenty of hidden mysteries. Some parts of the film doesn't make sense but with realistic personalities, engaging storyline and characters that are so mean to scare children, it is truly an enjoyable watch.

In the Monster House!

Most importantly, Monster House (2006) doesn't bore. This relatively unknown film is not new but it's not that old either; I just came across this film recently yet it has already impressed and imprinted on me. True that the whole film seems to lack of other living beings around the neighbourhood, that doesn't mean it is not entertaining and it should be out of anyone's watchlist!

Living, Moving and Scary Monster House!

What is a Domus Mactibilis? Well, definition from their official site; man-made structure that becomes physically animated by a human soul, creating a rare form of monster is known in Latin as Domus Mactibilis or deadly home. It lives from an inner fire, fueled by the life it consumes!

Domus Mactibilis is supposed to be terrifying but I find the Monster House so adorable and pretty. *-*

PS. Honestly, from the moment I watched this film for the first time, I knew this film would be one of the movies great for Halloween. I told myself, I must write about this film for Halloween and share with everyone..which I finally did! ;) 

Movie Ratings
Will write a page regarding this and add this to all animated feature entries in the future.

Who will like this?
Want to watch something horrifying but old school? This is it!

PS. The main characters does have resemblance to Harry Potter's but it's certainly a different story!

Details of the movie
Director: Gil Kenan
Producer: Jack Rapke, Steve Starkey
Story: Dan Harmon, Rob Schrab, Pamela Pettler
Screenplay: Dan Harmon, Rob Schrab
Cinematography: Paul C. Babin
Music: Douglas Pipes
Studio: Relativity Media, ImageMovers, Amblin Entertainment
Starring: Mitchel Musso, Sam Lerner, Spencer Locke, Steve Buscemi, Maggie Gyllenhaal
Full Credit: [IMDb]
Distributor: Columbia Pictures
Country: United States
Language: English
Genre: Comedy Family Fantasy Horror Mystery
Running time: 91 mins
Budget: USD 75,000,000 est.
Box office: USD 140,175,006 est.

Official website(s)
http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/monsterhouse/site/
http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/monsterhouse/

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Monster House (2006) Behind the Scenes




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Monster House (2006) Movie Quotes
Special thanks to Rubyfly for the movie transcript!!
  1. Hello, fence. Hello, leaves. Hello, sky.
  2. Get off my lawn! Trespasser! Do you want to be eaten alive?
  3. Oh, the boy's too busy. He's got his spying to do.
  4. When I was your age, I did exactly the same thing.
  5. Elizabeth will be here in a few hours. If anything happens, call the police and hide.
  6. Tell your son you love him. 
  7. I don't wanna tell him. He knows I love him. 
  8. He's your son. You have to say it. Roll it down.
  9. Cheer up. It's almost Halloween. In one day and three hours, it's candy time.
  10. Maybe I'm getting too grown-up.
  11. You're a grownup now, you go get it.
  12. Chowder, your ball just landed on Nebbercracker's lawn. It doesn't exist anymore. 
  13. I paid $28 for that ball. I raked 10 yards and asked my mom for a dollar 26 times. I never worked that hard in my life.
  14. This place is not a playground for children. 
  15. This is my house! Why can't you respect that?
  16. When it's an accident, they call it manslaughter.
  17. Hey, DJ, I just saw an ambulance. Did I miss anything interesting?
  18. We are gonna have the bestest time.
  19. And it's Zee.
  20. Now, listen up. I control the TV, the stereo and the phone. I don't do board games, Shrinky Dinks or tuck-ins. 
  21. I'm not your mother. I'm not your friend. 
  22. Don't talk to me like I'm a baby, okay? I am practically a grownup. I don't even need you here, Elizabeth.
  23. Yeah, let me ask you something. Who are they gonna believe?
  24. I used Star 69. He called me. (*69)
  25. Nebbercracker. P.S., he died today.
  26. He died, and now I'm getting phone calls from his house. 
  27. A phone call from beyond the grave.
  28. When I was 10 years old, I had a kite. Awesome kite. I could fly it so high you couldn't see it. One day, it crashed down. I followed the string and it ended right over there, across the street, right at the edge of his lawn.
  29. Did he take your kite?
  30. He takes whatever lands on his lawn. But that's not the point. The point is, is that I saw him talking to his house and kissing it.
  31. I think you're just freaking out because you killed a guy today.
  32. DJ, this is why nobody will sit next to us at lunch.
  33. To help avert this tragedy l'm here selling Halloween candy for my school, Westbrook Prep.
  34. Good school. I got kicked out of there.
  35. Just trying to get a head start on life and secure a successful future.
  36. You want a successful future? When a guy with tattoos comes up to the drive-through, give him his burger, not your phone number. 
  37. Thank you for the advice. I'll be sure to make a note of it.
  38. Nice try. It's not my house.
  39. Maybe the parents you work for left you $40 in emergency money.
  40. Maybe you give me 20, I write a receipt for 30 and you pocket 10.
  41. No detectable movement.
  42. Oh, nothing. Just something in the house across the street just tried to eat us.
  43. We've been watching all night. We haven't even left this room once. Not even to go to the bathroom. Don't drink that.
  44. Whatever disease you guys have l'm sure it's got letters and that they make pills for it.
  45. Anyway, have you two astronomers seen Bones? He left last night unexpectedly and he never came back.
  46. Listen, Zee, I don't know how to tell you this. Your boyfriend has most likely been eaten alive.
  47. Happy Halloween, losers.
  48. Are you guys mentally challenged? If you are, I'm certified to teach you baseball.
  49. There's an angry dad on the phone looking for the one called Chowder.
  50. Puberty. Yeah, I'm having lots and lots of puberty.
  51. Yes, Dad, I meant to call you, but I forgot.
  52. Well, hello there. This is Chowder. Charles, to the ladies.
  53. Jenny Bennett. Two-term class president at Westbrook Prep.
  54. Yeah, I got in, but decided not to go. 
  55. It's a girls' school. 
  56. Which is why I didn't.
  57. Is this pee? Because if it is, that's really gross.
  58. DJ? You pee in bottles?
  59. I think it's time to call the police.
  60. It's gonna be a bloodbath.
  61. Calling for backup. Didn't you hear the kid? There's a dangerous creature inside that house.
  62. I'm gonna forget you throwing that rock because that dance was pretty funny. But next time any of you mess with this guy's house all three of you are going in the hole, you got it?
  63. My house is right over there. So much for relying on the government.
  64. Skull is in the game zone right now. You don't wanna mess with him when he's in the game zone.
  65. He once played for four days straight on one quarter, a gallon of chocolate milk and an adult diaper.
  66. I'm busy playing a video game without even looking at the screen.
  67. Old man Nebbercracker's house is possessed. I need to know how to destroy it before it kills people.
  68. In my travels to the video store and comic-book conventions I've seen many strange and wondrous things. And I've heard tell of man-made structures becoming possessed by a human soul so that the spirit becomes merged with wood and brick creating a rare form of monster known as Domus Mactabilis.
  69. Have fun getting killed.
  70. People used to say he had one but he fattened her up and he ate her.
  71. So it's a girl house.
  72. It stimulates the gag reflex. Everyone has a uvula.
  73. The uvula, nature's emergency exit.
  74. Do you wanna hear my big idea? I'm going home to make a pretzel sandwich. See you.
  75. Stop fighting. You're acting like babies.
  76. Of course I'm not dead. Who said I was dead? You'll be dead if you don't scram.
  77. Hello? It's okay. I can take you away from here. Would you like that?
  78. Yes, I'm hurt. Those criminals are attacking our house.
  79. As long as I'm here, I will never let anyone hurt you.
  80. She died, but she didn't leave.
  81. I know that you've been protecting us all these years. But now it's our turn to protect you. Let her go. 
  82. But if I let her go then I'll have no one.
  83. We have been trapped for 45 years. And now we're free.
  84. It turned into a monster, so I blew it up.
  85. Hello, tricycle. I missed you so much.
  86. Stay off my lawn. I'm just kidding.
  87. Not so fast, Bones. Times have changed. Skull's not like you. He gives me the respect I deserve and makes time for me.
  88. Uh. Whatever.

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