Monsters (1988–1990)

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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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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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Every bit as good as Tales From The Darkside
22 July 2002 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

I picked up on this show towards the end of its original 3 year run and loved it. I continued watching well on until the reruns finally disappeared entirely.

Made by essentially the same people who made "Tales From The Darkside", (minus one major player), it was just as good, I thought. While "Tales" was the darker, more sinister show, with the creepy organ music and negative film forest shot intro, "Monsters" was both more humorous and more disturbing than "Tales".

The premise of the show was basically the same, borrowed idea from "The Twighlight Zone", featuring weird stories, some that made me feel creeped out when I'd turn out all the lights to watch, and some that were downright silly and made me laugh. They were all very entertaining.

I wish reruns would air again.


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