A suburban home has become physically animated by a vengeful human soul looking to stir up trouble from beyond the grave, and it's up to three adventurous kids from the neighborhood to do battle with the structural golem in this comically frightful tale, directed by Gil Kenan and featuring the voices of Steve Buscemi, Nick Cannon, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Kevin James. DJ Harvard (voice of Mitchel Musso) lives directly across the street from a most unusual house. A malevolent entity that longs to feed on the energy of the living, the once peaceful house that looms ominously outside of DJ's bedroom window would like nothing more than the chance to feast on the children of the neighborhood. As Halloween begins to draw near and the children of the neighborhood prepare for another long night of trick-or-treating, it appears as if it may be the house that is in for the biggest treat of all. Now, with the adults turning a deaf ear to DJ's strange findings, it's up to the brave young boy and his faithful friends Chowder (voice of Sam Lerner) and Jenny (Spencer Locke) to break through the barrier of the supernatural and defeat the powers of darkness before the house grows too powerful to fight.~Jason Buchanan
7 Featurettes including: Imaginary Heroes, Beginner's Luck, The Best of Friends, Lots of Dots, Black Box Theater, Making It Real, Did You Hear That?
Multi-Angle Evolution: Eliza vs. Nebbecracker
The Adventures Continues with DVD-ROM Link to Exciting Games, Downloads & Activities!
The Art of Monster House - Photo Gallery
Nick CannonOfficer Lister
Jon HederReginald 'Skull' Skulinski
Kevin JamesOfficer Landers
Mitchel MussoDJ Walter
Ryan NewmanLittle Girl
David CowgillBackground Voices
Harrison FahnBackground Voices
Spencer Lacey GanusBackground Voices
Bridget HoffmanBackground Voices
Mary Matilyn MouserBackground Voices
Zack ShadaBackground Voices
Hans TesterBackground Voices
Corbett TuckBackground Voices
Ariel WinterBackground Voices
Dan HarmonScreen Story
Xavier Pérez GrobetCinematographer
Douglas PipesComposer (Music Score)
Adam P. ScottEditor
Ed VerreauxProduction Designer
Greg PapaliaArt Director
Norman NewberryArt Director
Bennett SchneirAssociate Producer
Jason ClarkExecutive Producer
Robert ZemeckisExecutive Producer
Steven SpielbergExecutive Producer
Aaron HayeSet Designer
Andrew ReederSet Designer
Scott HerbertsonSet Designer
Todd CherniawskySet Designer
Ruth MyersCostume Designer
Randy ThomSound/Sound Designer
Aldric La'Auli PorterFirst Assistant Director
Gary RizzoSound Mixer
Rick KlineSound Mixer
Cathy JonesCharacter Animation
Dave LoweryStoryboard Artist
David HymanAssistant Director
Dennis LeonardSupervising Sound Editor
Gill MoskoKey Make-up
James BakerCharacter Animation
Jason ClarkUnit Production Manager
William B. KaplanProduction Sound Mixer
Action and Adventure,Childrens and Family
Children's Fantasy,Creature Film,Haunted House Film
Monster House delivers a consistently gorgeous 3D transfer that dazzles even through the film's many dark scenes. The film's 3D elements impress at every turn; there's a marvelous sense of depth accompanying every minute of the film; there's always at least some background elements or spacing between characters and their environments that give the audience an honest 3D sensation. Best of all, however, is the sheer seamlessness of the presentation. There is not much "jumping out at you" images like in Monsters vs. Aliens.
I did not experience or notice any "ghosting" on my Samsung LCD TV (LN46C750) and Samsung Blu-ray player(BD-C6900). The sound was great at every turn; coming out of my Onkyo HT-S3300 Home Theater System.
Special Features include:
* 3D preview of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and Open Season
* Filmmaker's Commentary
* Tons of thrilling Featurettes to check out!
* The Art of Monster House - photo gallery
Overall a great addition to the limited number of 3D Blu-ray Movies.
I bought this film for my grandson based on newspaper reviews (yes, I still read the printed page) and got hooked on it as well. The characters are very lifelike and the story line is quite original. Even my husband came in and sat down to watch it with us. I liked it because it covered topics such as friendship, bravery and the will to do the right thing. My husband liked it because it was funny and my grandson because it was scary. Its not just for Halloween but enjoyable anytime.