- Fridge Logic: Let's just say that if you're going to throw dynamite into a fireplace, you needn't worry about lighting the fuse first
- Jerkass Woobie/Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Constance.
- Moral Event Horizon: Bones was not the most endearing character to begin with. Tearing apart DJ's stuffed bunny pushes his character over the edge.
- Nightmare Fuel: Plenty of it. Though you probably wouldn't expect anything less from a movie named Monster House.
- No Problem With Licensed Games: The DS game is legitimately fun. And it’s not too easy or too hard.
- Tear Jerker
- Toy Ship
- Uncanny Valley: Though due to the stylized characters, it's less apparent than that other movie...