History WesternAnimation / MonsterHouse

31st Mar '18 8:12:45 PM smasll_lordvoice
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* RightForTheWrongReasons: Chowder is indeed right about [[spoiler: the spirit possessing the house being a female, but it's not because it has an uvula in its mouth (which he probably heard as "uterus"]].

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* RightForTheWrongReasons: Chowder is indeed right about [[spoiler: the spirit possessing the house being a female, but it's not because it has an uvula in its mouth (which he probably heard as "uterus"]]."uterus", or possibly "vulva", which is [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar even dirtier)]].
31st Mar '18 8:09:08 PM smasll_lordvoice
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'''Chowder:''' ''(under breath)'' [[HehHehYouSaidX Heh]]. Stash.

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'''Chowder:''' ''(under breath)'' [[HehHehYouSaidX Heh]]. [[PornStash Stash.]]
22nd Feb '18 7:57:00 AM Eggy0
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*** The Croatian dub translates the word "crap" as "sranje" (and the whole sentence is translated as "Dosta sranja"). In Croatia, the word "sranje" is generally recognized as a strong word closer to "bullshit" (or just "shit") than "crap" - though all three of those translate the same - and as a result we have a case of someone (and a kid, nonetheless) actually saying something that would translate back as "Enough bullshit".
24th Dec '17 1:44:41 AM gjjones
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* PacManFever: {{Averted|Trope}}. Uber-nerd Skull is a purported master of ''Thou Art Dead'', an arcade game at the pizza joint he works for. [[WordOfGod According to]] [[http://www.robotoperatormanuals.com/film/monsterhouse/MHTAD.html a designer on the film]], it was heavily inspired by [[VideoGame/GhostsNGoblins Ghosts 'n Goblins]] and [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaI Castlevania]], and made sure to recreate the 16-bit look of games from the period.

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* PacManFever: {{Averted|Trope}}. Uber-nerd Skull is a purported master of ''Thou Art Dead'', an arcade game at the pizza joint he works for. [[WordOfGod According to]] [[http://www.robotoperatormanuals.com/film/monsterhouse/MHTAD.html a designer on the film]], it was heavily inspired by [[VideoGame/GhostsNGoblins ''[[VideoGame/GhostsNGoblins Ghosts 'n Goblins]] Goblins]]'' and [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaI Castlevania]], ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaI Castlevania]]'', and made sure to recreate the 16-bit look of games from the period.


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* ProperlyParanoid: Nebbercracker [[spoiler:wanted to make sure the children leave his house so that it wouldn't provoke Constance's wrath]].
12th Nov '17 10:13:34 PM tymime
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* PacManFever: {{Averted|Trope}}. Uber-nerd Skull is a purported master of ''Thou Art Dead'', an arcade game at the pizza joint he works for. [[WordOfGod According to]] [[http://www.robotoperatormanuals.com/film/monsterhouse/MHTAD.html a designer on the film]], it was heavily inspired by [[GhostsNGoblins]] and [[Castlevania]], and made sure to recreate the 16-bit look of games from the period.

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* PacManFever: {{Averted|Trope}}. Uber-nerd Skull is a purported master of ''Thou Art Dead'', an arcade game at the pizza joint he works for. [[WordOfGod According to]] [[http://www.robotoperatormanuals.com/film/monsterhouse/MHTAD.html a designer on the film]], it was heavily inspired by [[GhostsNGoblins]] [[VideoGame/GhostsNGoblins Ghosts 'n Goblins]] and [[Castlevania]], [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaI Castlevania]], and made sure to recreate the 16-bit look of games from the period.
12th Nov '17 10:11:53 PM tymime
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* TheEighties: Though never mentioned, many signs throughout the film pinpoint the film as being set sometime in the mid-to-late 1980's. It's most likely 1987, due to Halloween falling on a Saturday that year. Further supporting this is the fact "Thou Art Dead" is actually the arcade game Barbarian, which was also released in '87.

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* TheEighties: Though never mentioned, many signs throughout the film pinpoint the film as being set sometime in the mid-to-late 1980's. It's most likely 1987, due to Halloween falling on a Saturday that year. Further supporting this is the fact "Thou Art Dead" is actually the arcade game Barbarian, which was also released in '87.



* PacManFever: {{Averted|Trope}}. Uber-nerd Skull is a purported master of ''Thou Art Dead'', an arcade game at the pizza joint he works for. The game shown on the screen is actually the side-scrolling platform game Barbarian published for home computers back in 1987. So within the films likely setting, TheEighties, the game is wholly accurate. The in-movie name came from Barbarian's iconic GameOver screen featuring the skeletal BigBad of the game leering at the player with the words "THOU ART DEAD" in flaming letters.

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* PacManFever: {{Averted|Trope}}. Uber-nerd Skull is a purported master of ''Thou Art Dead'', an arcade game at the pizza joint he works for. The game shown [[WordOfGod According to]] [[http://www.robotoperatormanuals.com/film/monsterhouse/MHTAD.html a designer on the screen is actually film]], it was heavily inspired by [[GhostsNGoblins]] and [[Castlevania]], and made sure to recreate the side-scrolling platform game Barbarian published for home computers back in 1987. So within the films likely setting, TheEighties, the game is wholly accurate. The in-movie name came 16-bit look of games from Barbarian's iconic GameOver screen featuring the skeletal BigBad of the game leering at the player with the words "THOU ART DEAD" in flaming letters.period.
1st Nov '17 1:03:55 PM BlindJustice-2515
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* BrickJoke:
** The crane.
** The house's uvula.



* ChekhovsGun:
** The heavy machinery at the dig site, specifically the crane.
** The house's uvula.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: Zee can only watch Bones bully DJ for so long before telling him to lay off.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: For a certain extent of evil. Zee can only watch Bones bully DJ for so long before telling him to lay off.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Subverted with the dog, the cops, and Bones, during the end credits.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Subverted with everyone eaten by the dog, the cops, and Bones, house, who appear during the end credits.
31st Oct '17 8:41:58 PM PaulA
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* {{Expy}}: DJ and Chowder bear a somewhat resemblance to Greg Heffley and Rowley Jefferson from the ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'' film series.
15th Oct '17 3:45:05 PM 8BrickMario
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* BraidsOfAction: Jenny's hairstyle, which becomes this once she's brought on the adventure.



-->'''Chowder:''' Oh, so it's a ''girl'' house...



** The house's uvula

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** The house's uvulauvula.



* GirlishPigtails: Jenny wears these.

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* GirlishPigtails: Jenny The little girl at the beginning of the film wears these.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Yes, Nebbercracker, saving Constance is a ''wonderful idea'' that will ''not'' come back to bite you in the arse...

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: NiceJobBreakingItHero:
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Yes, Nebbercracker, saving Constance is a ''wonderful idea'' that will ''not'' come back to bite you in the arse...arse...
** Nebbercracker's modus operandi is to terrorize kids away from the house and confiscate their toys to keep them away...[[spoiler: but this allows the house to use the toys as lures and temptations so it can eat more victims.]]



* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:The titular house, who turns out to be Constance's vengeful spirit merged with it, becomes more and more monstrous the more times it attacks until eventually she's using two trees in the front yard as legs. After Constance is destroyed, she reforms into a gigantic, bloodthirsty orb of broken wood with MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily supported by two trees she uses for legs. Leading to a ClippedWingAngel.]]

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* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:The titular house, who turns out to be Constance's vengeful spirit merged with it, becomes more and more monstrous the more times it attacks until eventually she's using two trees in the front yard as legs. After Constance is destroyed, she reforms into a gigantic, bloodthirsty orb of broken wood with MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily supported by two trees she uses for legs. Leading to legs, becoming a ClippedWingAngel.]]



* RightForTheWrongReasons: Chowder is indeed right about [[spoiler: the spirit possessing the house being a female, but it's not because it has an "ovum" in its mouth]].

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* RightForTheWrongReasons: Chowder is indeed right about [[spoiler: the spirit possessing the house being a female, but it's not because it has an "ovum" uvula in its mouth]].mouth (which he probably heard as "uterus"]].



* StealthPun: It is revealed that the house [[spoiler:is possessed by the vengeful spirit of Constance, Mr. Nebbercracker's wife]]. Which makes it a [[spoiler:house-wife.]]

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* StealthPun: It is revealed that the house [[spoiler:is possessed by the vengeful spirit of Constance, Mr. Nebbercracker's wife]]. Which makes it a [[spoiler:house-wife.]]]] Made much clearer when DJ uses the term unironically at the end.



* WrongInsultOffence: When the hero accidentally kills his neighbor in a fight [[spoiler:([[NotQuiteDead or so he thinks]])]], his friend reassures him that he's not a murderer - after all, killing someone accidentally is called manslaughter.

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* WrongInsultOffence: When the hero DJ accidentally kills his neighbor in a fight [[spoiler:([[NotQuiteDead or so he thinks]])]], his friend Chowder reassures him that he's not a murderer - after all, killing someone accidentally is called manslaughter.
11th Oct '17 10:01:49 AM Tightwire
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* PoliceAreUseless: Though, in fairness, there's only two cops in the entire town, one of whom has only been on the job for under a week. Oh, and Judy back at the station.

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* PoliceAreUseless: Though, in fairness, there's only two cops in the entire town, movie, one of whom has only been on the job for under a week. Oh, and Judy back at the station.


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* RabidCop: On the one hand, children should learn to respect the law and shouldn't throw stones at people's houses. On the other hand, DUDE DID YOU JUST THREATEN TO SHOOT SOME KIDS?! Police who behaved that way in Europe would lose their badge on the spot, first week or not, but in America it makes for a good joke because it's not happening to you right now.
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