I don’t know about you, but my kiddos love some Monster House. And so today, I’m happy as hell to report that the family-friendly fright flick has returned to Netflix.
I suggest you give it a whirl while its streaming. It a blast for all ages.
Gil Kenan directed Monster House from a screenplay written by Dan Harmon (Community, Rick & Morty). Rob Schrab, and Pamela Pettler co-wrote with Harmon.
The film features the voices of Mitchel Musso as Dustin James “D.J.” Walters, Sam Lerner as Charles “Chowder”, and Spencer Locke as Jennifer “Jenny” Bennett. Steve Buscemi joins them as Horace Nebbercracker with Maggie Gyllenhaal as Elizabeth “Zee”, and Kevin James as Senior Police Officer Landers.
Nick Cannon rounds out the cast with Jon Heder, Jason Lee, Catherine O’Hara, Fred Willard, and Kathleen Turner (Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Serial Mom).
Produced by Zemeckis and Steven Spielberg, the film grossed $140 million worldwide against a production budget of $75 million. Better yet, the movie managed to snag an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Film.
Here’s the winning synopsis. No adults believe three youths’ (Mitchel Musso, Spencer Locke, Sam Lerner) assertion that a neighboring residence is a living creature that means them harm. With Halloween approaching, the trio must find a way to destroy the structure before innocent trick-or-treaters meet ghastly ends.
It’s rated PG for scary images and sequences, thematic elements, some crude humor, and brief language. It sports a solid 75% approval rating over on Rotten Tomatoes with a Critics Consensus that reads: Monster House welcomes kids and adults alike into a household full of smart, monstrous fun.
Do you dig Monster House?