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Monster House

Monster House

Gil Kenan (2006)

86min
PG Certificate
Tue 11 Oct 6am - 7:35am Sky Cinema Family
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Upgrading the motion-capture animation process that Robert Zemeckis pioneered in The Polar Express, first-time director Gil Kenan creates an animated comedy horror with terrific success. Executive produced by Zemeckis and Steven Spielberg, it's a fun and thrilling ride for kids, full of smart jokes for adults, and with plenty of sharp, imaginative detail to delight both. As Halloween approaches, youngsters DJ (Mitchel Musso), Chowder (Sam Lerner) and Jenny (Spencer Locke) must unlock the secret of a creepy haunted house before it swallows the neighbourhood's trick-or-treaters. The traits of these friends echo the successful formula of JK Rowling's Harry Potter stories: a boy, his gawky best friend and their studious female companion. More interesting are the clever visuals that reference horror classics like Freaks and Quatermass and the Pit. With its unique, distinctive storybook look enhanced by new technology, Monster House is an unforgettable and irresistible adventure.

Summary

A boy becomes obsessed with a sinister elderly neighbour living in a creepy old house. On Halloween night, he and two friends discover the chilling truth - the house is alive and eats anything that comes too close, including children. Animated comedy horror, with the voices of Mitchel Musso, Sam Lerner, Spencer Locke, Steve Buscemi, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Jason Lee.

Cast & Crew

Nebbercracker Steve Buscemi
Officer Lister Nick Cannon
Zee Maggie Gyllenhaal
Reginald "Skull" Skulinski Jon Heder
Officer Landers Kevin James
Bones Jason Lee
Mom Catherine O'Hara
Constance Kathleen Turner
DJ Walter Mitchel Musso
Chowder Sam Lerner
Jenny Spencer Locke
Director Gil Kenan
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Columbia TriStar Guidance: Scenes that some younger viewers may find disturbing. Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 11 Aug 2006

Comedy Drama

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