The Spiderwick Chronicles (film)

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The Spiderwick Chronicles is a 2008 film about twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, who find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures, including Mulgarath, a shape-shifting ogre, and Van Pelt, a jungle game hunter bent on hunting people, notably the Grace family themselves.

Directed by Mark Waters. Written by Karey Kirkpatrick, David Berenbaum, and John Sayles, based on the series by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black.
Their World Is Closer Than You Think.

Jared Grace[edit]

  • [reading the warning note on the book] Do not dare to read this book, if you take a fearful look, you'll face a deadly consequence.
  • [after seeing his brother being captured by goblins] What the???
  • [seeing Thimbletack lose his temper] And they say I've got anger issues.
  • [after Mallory hits the wall and a piece of it fall to the floor] Great, I'll get blamed for that!
  • [seeing Mallory fighting the goblins, so he tosses the stone to her] Here, Look through this!
  • Yes! Thank you!
  • Yeah.
  • I think he means... we all die.
  • Why can't I see you?
  • [To Helen after their argument] I hate you, and I don't want to live with you!

Simon Grace[edit]

  • [refusing to help Jared attack Mallory] I'm a pacifist.
  • I don't do conflict.
  • [in Spiderwick's house] Ugh, It's got that old people smell.
  • [petting the Griffin] Cool pet.
  • [seeing Arthur Spiderwick for the first time] Whoa.
  • Ow! Well, that's not fair. He distracted me.


  • Vengeance or death!... Hopefully vengeance.
  • [as the griffin is soaring far overhead] Fly while you can, griffin! I just ate an ogre whole. You could be next!
  • Look...I...I talked to Spiderwick. I shared Hobgoblin secrets. But Mulgurath stole just that one page and used it to kill my entire family!
  • [As Jared sees Mulgurath in the form on an old man] Don't be fooled by what you think you see. That's exactly what he wants.


  • [as Van Pelt] Don't move or I'll blow your blinking brains out!


Jared: [after seeing the dumbwaiter] Simon, Don't you wanna know where this thing goes?
Simon: Not really.

Jared: [handing his mom knives] Steel, It cuts and burns.
Helen: Good thing we're New Yorkers.

Jared Grace: Why can't I see you?
Thimbletack: You don't see us, now you do, but only if we want you to.

Tow Truck Driver: [after running over a troll] Did I hit somebody?
Jared: Yes! Thank you!

Mallory: What happens when Mulgarath gets the book?
Thimbletack: I die. You die. We all die. Bye-bye.
Mallory: [turns to Jared; voice quavering slightly] What does he mean, 'we all die'?
Jared: I think he means... we all die.

Red Cap: The circle is broken. The circle is broken! THE CIRCLE IS BROKEN!

[Mulgarath turns himself into Van Pelt, complete with a rifle]
Mulgarath: [to Helen] Don't move or I'll blow your blinking brains out!

Hogsqueal: Do birds live in these little houses?
Jared: Yeah.
Hogsqueal: Oh, my gosh, that's genius! Who thought of that? You can stick your tongue right in it! [begins slobbering over a birdhouse]


  • Their World Is Closer Than You Think



The Grace Family[edit]

  • Richard
  • Helen (wife)
  • Mallory (daughter)
  • Simon & Jared (twin sons)

The Villains[edit]

  • Mulgarath
  • Red Cap
  • Van Pelt - A villainous jungle game hunter character that exists outside of the The Spiderwick Chronicles universe, and one of the many forms took on by Mulgarath.

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