History WesternAnimation / MonsterHouse

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.
29th Sep '17 2:00:15 AM gjjones
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* AdultsAreUseless: With the exception of [[spoiler: Mister Nebbercracker (and, to a degree, Skull)]], pretty much every grown up in the film is some combination of stupid and oblivious.

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* AdultsAreUseless: With the exception of [[spoiler: Mister Horace Nebbercracker (and, to a degree, Skull)]], pretty much every grown up in the film is some combination of stupid and oblivious.



* ChildHater: Mr. Nebbercracker as part of his JerkassFacade. [[spoiler:Constance in life was this, due to the fact that kids made fun of her during her time as a circus freak, and were throwing stuff at her house.]]
* CruelToBeKind: [[spoiler: Mr. Nebbercracker had to scare all the children away, or else the house would eat them.]]
* DemolitionsExpert: An old picture shows that Mr. Nebbercracker was evidently a former military demoman, which explains [[spoiler:why he keeps a crate of dynamite in the house]].

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* ChildHater: Mr. Nebbercracker as part of his JerkassFacade. [[spoiler:Constance in life was this, due to the fact that kids made fun of her during her time as a circus freak, and were throwing stuff at her house.]]
* CruelToBeKind: [[spoiler: Mr. Nebbercracker had to scare all the children away, or else the house would eat them.]]
* DemolitionsExpert: An old picture shows that Mr. Nebbercracker was evidently a former military demoman, which explains [[spoiler:why he keeps a crate of dynamite in the house]].



** The Monster House wakes up after Mr. Nebbercracker breaks his arm and passes out. Cracks appear on the windows to signify that the house is upset.
* TheFreakshow: Constance was trapped in one until she was rescued by Mr. Nebbercracker.
* FreudianExcuse: The titular Monster House [[spoiler:is possessed by the angry spirit of Constance, a woman who was mocked her entire life because she was obese and used to be exposed as a circus freak[[note]]probably against her will, or at the very least while being mistreated, as she had to sleep in a cage[[/note]] until Mr. Nebbercracker helped her escape. Constance died while trying to chase off two kids that were pranking her and her spirit never forgot that kids used to mock and harass her.]]
* FunHatingConfiscatingAdult: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] and [[SubvertedTrope subverted]]: Mr. Nebbercracker cultivated the "scary, cranky old man" image, and would snatch the toys that ended up landing on his lawn [[spoiler: to protect kids from trying to retrieve them, because his house was sentient, possessed by the vengeful spirit of his wife who had big issues with nasty, pranking hooligan children and couldn't tell them from non-malicious children being playful. The truth is that he was a kind-hearted sweet old man who was happy to give the toys back once the danger was over]].

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** The Monster House wakes up after Mr. Nebbercracker breaks his arm and passes out. Cracks appear on the windows to signify that the house is upset.
* TheFreakshow: Constance was trapped in one until she was rescued by Mr. Nebbercracker.
* FreudianExcuse: The titular Monster House [[spoiler:is possessed by the angry spirit of Constance, a woman who was mocked her entire life because she was obese and used to be exposed as a circus freak[[note]]probably against her will, or at the very least while being mistreated, as she had to sleep in a cage[[/note]] until Mr. Nebbercracker helped her escape. Constance died while trying to chase off two kids that were pranking her and her spirit never forgot that kids used to mock and harass her.]]
* FunHatingConfiscatingAdult: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] {{Justified|Trope}} and [[SubvertedTrope subverted]]: Mr. {{Subverted|Trope}}: Nebbercracker cultivated the "scary, cranky old man" image, and would snatch the toys that ended up landing on his lawn [[spoiler: to protect kids from trying to retrieve them, because his house was sentient, possessed by the vengeful spirit of his wife who had big issues with nasty, pranking hooligan children and couldn't tell them from non-malicious children being playful. The truth is that he was a kind-hearted sweet old man who was happy to give the toys back once the danger was over]].



* GoodAllAlong: [[spoiler:Nebbercracker.]]
* GrumpyOldMan: Mr. Nebbercracker. [[spoiler:At least this is what he pretends to be.]]
* HairTriggerTemper: The house.

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* GoodAllAlong: [[spoiler:Nebbercracker.[[spoiler:Nebbercracker is not as evil as he initially appears to be.]]
* GrumpyOldMan: Mr. Nebbercracker. [[spoiler:At least this is what he pretends to be.]]
* HairTriggerTemper: The house.house can get angry with minimal provocation.



* JerkassFacade: Mr. Nebbercracker. He does this to [[spoiler:protect the children from his [[IncrediblyLamePun house/wife]] Constance.]]

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* JerkassFacade: Mr. Nebbercracker. He does this to [[spoiler:protect the children from his [[IncrediblyLamePun house/wife]] Constance.]]



* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: Mr. Nebbercracker, who acts angry and crazy towards people [[spoiler:but turns out not to be such a bad guy.]]
* MoralityPet: [[spoiler:Mr. Nebbercracker is this to Constance. She never tries to harm him until he tries to blow up the house with dynamite.]]

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* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: Mr. Horace Nebbercracker, who acts angry and crazy towards people [[spoiler:but turns out not to be such a bad guy.]]
* MoralityPet: [[spoiler:Mr. Nebbercracker [[spoiler:Nebbercracker is this to Constance. She never tries to harm him until he tries to blow up the house with dynamite.]]



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

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



* PacManFever: {{Averted}}. 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}}.{{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.
18th Sep '17 1:36:19 AM drdoo22
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* NeverTrustATrailer: The funny scene where the house eats the police car whole was different in the movie. Not only were the two cops swallowed separately, but the kids were the only ones inside the car.
12th Sep '17 8:09:34 AM MarioandSmurfs
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* {{Expy}}: DJ and Chowder bear a somewhat resemblance to Greg Heffley and Rowley Jefferson from the ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'' film series.
2nd Aug '17 11:20:08 AM creader
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* FavouritismFlipFlop

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* FavouritismFlipFlopFavouritismFlipFlop:



* MissingTrailerScene: The scene where the house eats the police car whole with its tongue shown in the trailers is never seen in the final film.



* MoralityPet: [[spoiler:Mr. Nebbercracker is this to Constance. She never tries to harm him until he tries to blow up the house with dynamite]]
* MotionCapture

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* MoralityPet: [[spoiler:Mr. Nebbercracker is this to Constance. She never tries to harm him until he tries to blow up the house with dynamite]]
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dynamite.]]
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* ThreeAmigos

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* %%* ThreeAmigos



* TwoDecadesBehind

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* %%* TwoDecadesBehind



** They're probably too scared to even do so.
* UrineTrouble: A dog pees on a jack-o-lantern, putting out its flame.

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* UrineTrouble:
** They're probably too scared to even do so.
* UrineTrouble:
A dog pees on a jack-o-lantern, putting out its flame.



** Played straight with Zee, who vanishes partway through the movie and misses all the action. She returns after Bones gets out of where Nebbercracker's house was. At some point in between events she met Skull and they hit it off.
2nd Aug '17 11:17:42 AM creader
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* AssholeVictim: Bones, the first onscreen victim of the house, is a drunken bully whose first onscreen act is to rip up DJ's stuffed bunny.



* AttackOfTheKillerWhatever

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* %%* AttackOfTheKillerWhatever
10th Jun '17 8:13:37 PM maylove25
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* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The Japanese dub has [[http://www.jpopsuki.tv/video/ikimonogakari---Seishun-no-Tobira-~Monster-House-ver~/1765b90f6a7b4bbcf0bc66dd12e6c517 "Seishun no Tobira"]] as its theme song.

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* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The Japanese dub has [[http://www.jpopsuki.tv/video/ikimonogakari---Seishun-no-Tobira-~Monster-House-ver~/1765b90f6a7b4bbcf0bc66dd12e6c517 [[http://facedl.com/fvideo=eaiaoinixqini "Seishun no Tobira"]] as its theme song.
9th Jun '17 5:12:30 PM Kooshmeister
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* FatAndSkinny: A few examples. DJ is a very thin boy while his friend Chowder, while not exactly fat, is somewhat chubby, and then there's the two cops, Landers (fat) and Lester (skinny). And although they don't interact until the end, Skull (fat) and Bones (skinny) used to be in a band together.
* FatBastard: To a degree, Constance, although she's more sympathetic than most because of her FreudianExcuse.



* FatAndSkinny: A few examples. DJ is a very thin boy while his friend Chowder, while not exactly fat, is somewhat chubby, and then there's the two cops, Landers (fat) and Lester (skinny). And although they don't interact until the end, Skull (fat) and Bones (skinny) used to be in a band together.
* FatBastard: To a degree, Constance, although she's more sympathetic than most because of her FreudianExcuse.
2nd Jun '17 2:01:55 PM markzilla6895
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* MissingTrailerScene: The scene where the house eats the police car whole with its tongue shown in the trailers is never seen in the final film.
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