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Monster House (2006)

Cast: Steve Buscemi, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Nick Cannon, Jon Heder, Kevin James, Jason Lee, Catherine O'Hara, Kathleen Turner, Fred Willard

Director(s): Gil Kenan

Language: English

Genre: Coming-of-Age Drama

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Synopsis

MONSTER HOUSE is a feat of blockbusting filmmaking--a visually stunning, witty tale that is sure to stimulate children and their parents. The film focuses on an anthropomorphic mansion, a haunted house with human characteristics that actively frightens neighborhood folks as it attempts to reign over its inhabitants. One day, a trio of intrepid youngsters, sick of being terrorized, decide to fight back. They are cutely pubescent DJ (Mitchel Musso); his fumbling, chubby friend Chowder (Sam Lerner)... [Get complete synopsis]

 

Papamikey wrote on June 19, 2007, 8:39 am
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Good film, very inventive but does it REALLY appeal to both kids and adults??! Jury's out on that one...

I think it TRIES to, being SOMEWHAT scary that even a child can watch it, feel the sense of fear but still be talked out of the nightmares by an adult.

It's an interesting story-line for adults but still suffers from TOO much realism in the animation making the characters look "bizarre" and a bit wooden.

Still, it was MUCH better than most OTHER children's fare out there...

LOL! My kids will say, "Eeeek, MONSTER HOUSE!! I don't want to watch that!! It's TOOOO scary!!!" yet sit there and watch the entire thing...

Now, on to Freddy vs. Jason!
Deril wrote on June 19, 2007, 10:54 pm
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meh! I was a little let down. I thought it would be better. I watched the whole thing, but found it a little boring after a while. Still, yes, it IS better than most children's crap-o-la, but I think 3 stars it a wee bit too high for me.

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