Little Monsters

Movie review by Joly Herman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Beetlejuice wannabe with potty talk, a bit of heart.

PG 1989 105 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 15 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 9 reviews

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age 12+

Creepy but not in a good way

The whole concept of this movie is creepy and not child-friendly. Monsters come out from under kids' beds at night to torment them (including a baby) and wreak havoc that the parents then angrily blame on the kids. The monsters never realize that this is bad. Even the "friendly" monster character is pretty obnoxious. I agree with others that the language is inappropriate for elementary school kids. One character smokes. There is mild bullying, and the parents argue a lot and eventually get separated/divorced. Some scenes (such as monsters melting or tearing off each other's heads) may be too scary for kids under about 10 years old. My 10yo and 12yo did not like it.

This title has:

Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 18+


This movie leaves a lot of dangerous impressions for young children. The most dangerous is having SECRET UNSUPERVISED ADULT RELATIONSHIPS outside of parental knowledge. This is very SCARY! Most children that watch this will want a secret adult relationship especially with adult who act in this way. This movie needs to be trashed

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