MONSTER HOUSE (Theatrical Release USA 2008)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.9|5.0 Starsììì

Monster House
—great concept—seems to fail in portrayal of its story. The emotional impact seems missing seems to lack a certain cohesiveness that engages an audience. Sometimes the best movies come from the introduction of asymmetrical images...something not so perfect so as to relate or seem more like the world we live in. A completely fictional story based on total fantasy needs to catch that type of realism while still staying within the fantastical. This movie didn’t do that. Despite this, the movie is a good film for children.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


Three friends discover that the house across the street is not a regular house.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Gil Kenan for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Jason Clark, Steven Spielberg, and Robert Zemeckis for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Little Girl (voice of Ryan Whitney Newman), Nebbercracker (voice of Steve Buscemi), DJ (voice of Mitchel Musso), Mom (voice of Catherine O’Hara), Dad (voice of Fred Willard), Chowder (voice of Sam Lerner), Paramedic #1 (Woody Schultz), Paramedic #2 (Ian McConnel), Zee (voice of Maggie Gyllenhaal), Bones (voice of Jason Lee), Jenny (voice of Spencer Locke), Office Landers (voice of Kevin James), Officer Lister (voice of Nick Cannon), Reginald Skulinski (voice of Jon Heder), Constance (voice of Kathleen Turner), Bully #1 (voice of Erik Walker), and Bully #2 (voice of (Matthew Fahey).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It is interesting and investigates a slightly new twist to the haunted house genre of movies. Good work for Director Gil Kenan.

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