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Monster House


I can think of a hundred haunted house movies, but nothing immediately comes to mind where it is the house itself that is alive and malevolent. (I’m sure there are such; I just can’t think of them.) This one is handled pretty well. I might have enjoyed it a bit more if I hadn’t been sitting in a hospital bed, my brand new knee flayed open and sewn back up, high out of my mind on oxycontin.