Produced by Richard P. Rubinstein, producer of Tales from the Darkside, Monsters was a 30-minute weekly show that was very simple in its premise. Normally, due to budget restrictions all the scripts were written with only one or two interior scenes and a maximum of six or seven characters and always involved a monster.
In a haunted Victorian mansion, two couples play a game where each person tells part of a ghost story about the late former owner while a match burns. The story somehow comes true, and he rises from the grave to take their lives.
Roy Barton lives a life of misery. Since his dad left he has been made into a slave, serving his mother and sister hand and foot. Hope comes in the form of a creature who calls himself ""Swlabr"". With help from Swlabr, Roy is able to turn the tables on his pesky family.Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
A psychiatrist with his own stress from his wife finds a solution when he discovers a sheepish patient has manifested his repressed anger in the form of a giant ape-like monster.
A homely owner of a bookshop is very much in love with a frequent customer who barely seems to know she exists. When she calls a number in a very old magazine, she finds that they are in business and willing to sell her a mask that will guarantee her the beauty that will catch the man's attention.
A young boy has been kidnapped and locked in the basement of a cabin where he meets and befriends a strange beast he discovers to be a man with many powers. He can help them escape their captors, but there are unfortunate limits to such abilities.
An American secret agent finds himself being tasked with one more mission. He is to help a Soviet scientist, but finds that the forces he is to help her escape from are more dangerous than the Russians.
A couple of scientists make a dramatic breakthrough when an antenna finds a signal from intelligent life. However, the world of these beings turns out not to be swimming in a sea of stars, but in a mere tank.
A columnist and lady's man is harassed by a woman via the phone, but he can't figure out who she is, how she seems to know what's going on in his apartment all the time, or how she manages to get into his place without him seeing her.
A screenwriter it tasked to pen a horror film with the unique premise of a werewolf in the position of an executive. But things starting getting a bit bloody when it seems that it hits a nerve with someone in the studio.