Wednesday Movie Night: Monster House (2006) (Privé Jr’s)
MONSTER HOUSE (2006)
11:30 AM | 3:00 PM | 5:30 PM | 8:00 PM
Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis are behind the production of this horror-lite computer animation, and the diagnosis is rather good. ‘Monster House’ centers on a couple of pubescent boys – 12-year-old DJ and his chubby pal Chowder – and their fixation with the creepy goings-on at the house across the street. Why is cantankerous old Nebbe cracker so aggressively protective of his land and whatever became of his rotund wife? With the aid of a quick-thinking girlfriend, the youngsters set out to solve the creepy conundrum in a typically innocent childhood fashion. The scenario’s elements of ‘Rear Window’ are evident, while the script is cleverly structured and surprisingly coherent for a kids’ film. It’s also hilarious, exciting, often scary, imaginatively characterized and graced with decent voice-overs, especially that of Steve Buscemi’s old man. In the pantheon of CGI films, it’s one of the most adult-orientated animations yet. I don’t need to tell you that the kids in the screening were enamored from start to finish.
Genres: Horror, Fantasy, Comedy, Mistery
Release date: July 21, 2006
Run Time: 1h 31m