Monster House parents guide

Monster House

Overall B-

It's more than just a haunted house. It's a monster! For DJ, Chowder and Jenny (Mitchel Musso, Sam Lerner and Spencer Locke), three friends who have been spying on the man-consuming building across the street, this is common knowledge. But how do they convince the rest of the neighborhood before it's too late?

Release date July 20, 2006

Violence C+
Sexual Content A-
Profanity B+
Substance Use C

Why is Monster House rated PG? The MPAA rated Monster House PG for scary images and sequences, thematic elements, some crude humor and brief language.

Run Time: 91 minutes

Read Our Full Review & Parent Discussion Questions Here

Monster House
Rating & Content Info

Please read our content details for this movie to help determine if it is suitable. We also encourage you to check our full review.

Why is Monster House rated PG? Monster House is rated PG by the MPAA for scary images and sequences, thematic elements, some crude humor and brief language.

Monster House plays out like an attraction at an amusement park, with a reason to jump around every turn. Violence includes verbal and physical threats, the monstrous personification of a house, encounters with the dead and dying, bullying, scary moments, situations of peril, depictions of violent video games and guns, as well as explosions. Parents should also note thematic elements like a lack of respect for authority figures and laws, no dependable or trustworthy adult characters, and euthanasia inferences. Other concerns are potty humor, name-calling and terms of deity used as expletives, cracks about puberty, some mild sexual innuendo, as well as a beer drinking young adult and a cough syrup swigging authority figure.

Page last updated

Monster House
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG May frighten young children.
Alberta PG Frightening Scenes, Not Recommended For Young Children.
Manitoba PG Frightening Scenes.Frightening Scenes.
Ontario PG Frightening Scenes, Substance Abuse, Not Recommended for young children, Disturbing content.
Quebec G Not recommended for children
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

NEW: Listen to our Parent Previews Podcast and take control of media and technology in your family!

News About "Monster House"

Cast and Crew

Monster House is directed by and stars Mitchel Musso, Sam Lerner, Spencer Locke, Steve Buscemi.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Monster House movie is September 14, 2010. Here are some details…

Blu-ray Notes: Monster House

Release Date: 14 September 2010

Monster House releases to Blu-ray 3D, with the following bonus extras:

- Filmmaker’s Commentary

- Inside Monster House: 8 Featurettes

- Art of Monster House (Photo Gallery)

- Evolution of a Scene

DVD Release Date: 24 October 2006

Monster House is coming to a neighborhood near you—and (surprise, surprise) just a few days before Halloween! The DVD offers a multitude of trick-or-treats, including seven featurettes: Imaginary Heroes, Beginner’s Luck, The Best of Friends, Lots of Dots, Black Box Theater, Making It Real and Did You Hear That? Also in the goodie bag are: a filmmaker’s commentary, a photo gallery, the high-tech Multi-Angle Evolution: Eliza vs. Nebbercracker, and the opportunity to continue the spook-ally online with a DVD-ROM link to games, downloads and activities.

Related home video titles:

The rumors about a haunted house have actor Don Knotts in a flap in the 1966 movie The Ghost and Mr. Chicken. A team of teenaged detectives prepares to do battle against an assortment of fiendish foes in Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed.