A horror anthology about a family of monsters watching a different horror story every week on their TV. Each tale is separate, often cautionary with occasional dark humor and irony and features various deadly creatures.
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John Bolger ...
 Charles Poole / ... (2 episodes, 1988-1990)
Pamela Dean Kelly ...
 Bird / ... (2 episodes, 1988-1990)
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 Holly / ... (2 episodes, 1988-1990)
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 The Beast (2 episodes, 1990)
Robert Weil ...
 Neighbor / ... (2 episodes, 1989-1991)
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A horror anthology about a family of monsters watching a different horror story every week on their TV. Each tale is separate, often cautionary with occasional dark humor and irony and features various deadly creatures.

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22 October 1988 (USA)  »

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Raise your hand if you think, Monsters sucks! Now I'm afraid it will be chopped off!
9 July 2004 | by (Louisville, Kentucky) – See all my reviews

I must first begin by expressing the fact that Monsters was a well done show and out did its' predecessor, Tales From the Darkside. Don't get me wrong. Tales had a great staff, a lot of world renowned writers, and a brilliant cast. But It stayed within the realms of family viewing. It was a show that even the most uptight and strict parents could let their kids watch. It was very tame. I believe policies and guidelines for TV shows may have been a factor, which is why we can really only compare Monsters to shows like Tales from the Crypt. Even though, Tales From the Crypt bares all, in terms of gore and murder and you won't find half naked women on the VHS tapes of Monsters. They are a better match because they delve deeper into horror, while being able to make you laugh and expect the unexpected. Monsters had great effects, a great score, and you can't deny the talent that went into that show.

I think that we should admire the creators of Monsters, because if it wasn't for shows like that one, there would have probably not been a place on television for great shows like, Tales from the Crypt.


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