A boy discovers an incredible and gruesome world of monsters under his bed.

Director:

(as Richard Alan Greenberg)
Reviews
Popularity
2,864 ( 525)

Watch Now

$0.00 (SD) with Prime Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC
2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Wizard (1989)
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A boy and his brother run away from home and hitch cross country with the help of a girl they meet to compete in the ultimate video game championship.

Director: Todd Holland
Stars: Fred Savage, Luke Edwards, Jenny Lewis
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The Henderson family adopt a friendly Sasquatch after accidentally running him over on a hunting trip, but have a hard time trying to keep him away from the authorities and an eccentric hunter who's determined to catch "Bigfoot".

Director: William Dear
Stars: John Lithgow, Melinda Dillon, Margaret Langrick
Adventure | Family | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In 1978, a boy is moved 8 years into the future and has an adventure with the alien ship that is responsible for that.

Director: Randal Kleiser
Stars: Joey Cramer, Paul Reubens, Cliff De Young
Mac and Me (1988)
Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

An alien trying to escape from NASA is befriended by a wheelchair-bound boy.

Director: Stewart Raffill
Stars: Christine Ebersole, Jonathan Ward, Tina Caspary
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A babysitter must leave her safe suburban surroundings and head for the heart of the big city to rescue a stranded friend, unaware of the perilous adventures that await her and the kids she's looking after who have tagged along.

Director: Chris Columbus
Stars: Elisabeth Shue, Maia Brewton, Keith Coogan
Explorers (1985)
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A boy obsessed with 50s sci-fi movies about aliens has a recurring dream about a blueprint of some kind, which he draws for his inventor friend. With the help of a third kid, they follow it and build themselves a spaceship. Now what?

Director: Joe Dante
Stars: Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix, Bobby Fite
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Ernest unleashes an ugly troll that plots to transform children into wooden dolls in the town of Briarville, Missouri.

Director: John R. Cherry III
Stars: Jim Varney, Eartha Kitt, Austin Nagler
Short Circuit (1986)
Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Number 5 of a group of experimental robots in a lab is electrocuted, suddenly becomes intelligent, and escapes.

Director: John Badham
Stars: Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg, Fisher Stevens
3 Ninjas (1992)
Action | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Each year, three brothers, Samuel, Jeffrey and Michael Douglas visit their grandfather, Mori Tanaka, for the summer. Mori is highly skilled in ninjutsu, and for years he has trained the ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Turteltaub
Stars: Victor Wong, Michael Treanor, Max Elliott Slade
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Apartment block tenants seek the aid of alien mechanical life-forms to save their building from demolition.

Director: Matthew Robbins
Stars: Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Frank McRae
The Wonder Years (1988–1993)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Kevin Arnold recalls growing up during the late 60s and early 70s; the turbulent social times make the transition from child to adult unusually interesting.

Stars: Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Daniel Stern
Action | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A young group of monster fanatics attempt to save their hometown from Count Dracula and his monsters.

Director: Fred Dekker
Stars: Andre Gower, Robby Kiger, Stephen Macht
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
Boy
...
William Murray Weiss ...
Todd
...
Ronnie Coleman
Amber Barretto ...
Kiersten
J. Michael Hunter ...
Mr. Finn
Tom Hull ...
Principal
Magbee ...
Bus Driver
Lisa Cain ...
Holly's Friend
Tony Bonsignore ...
Beach Bum
Edit

Storyline

A child meets the monster that lives under his bed. He even becomes one of his best friends. Soon the child discovers a whole new world of fun and games under his bed where pulling pranks on kids and other monsters is the main attraction. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

bed | monster | friend | boy | tickling | See All (28) »

Taglines:

Some friends can be REAL MONSTERS. And some monsters can be REAL FRIENDS.


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 August 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chicos monsters  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

ESP 20 (estimated)

Gross:

$793,775 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

| (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This wasn't the first movie Howie Mandel says the words "bright lights!". He voiced Gizmo in Gremlins who also said that. See more »

Goofs

Brian takes a Polaroid picture by holding the camera in front of himself while in the classroom with Kiersten. Later in the movie, the photo is on Kiersten's nightstand but he is posing with his arms folded. See more »

Quotes

Maurice: Baseball cards? I LOVE baseball cards! -Got 'em, got 'em, need 'em got 'em, got 'em got 'em, need 'em, got 'em, need 'em, need 'em, got 'em, need 'em, need 'em got 'em, got 'em need 'em!
See more »

Crazy Credits

After the song "Road to Nowhere" the rest of the audio track is Maurice eating Dorito's. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Pinheads: Weekend Without Bernie (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

I WANNA YELL
Written by Billie Hughes & Roxanne Seeman
Performed by Billie Hughes
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
I love this movie, it's great!!!!
28 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK, I will not give away it's plot, or anything like that, but, I will tell you, that I am in my mid-30's, and I watched this movie, when it first came out, and I read, how another watcher, mentioned how they couldn't understand why it was such a "B" movie, when it really should have been one of the top movies of it's time, and I would have to agree with how it was made, and how the plot was pretty solid for it, unlike so many of the movies made in the past 10-15yrs, it is VERY underrated, and should be allowed to watch it, for many years to come, for the young-ins out there, that want to know, what a "real" movie looks like, and how it should be processed, with the right people playing the characters, and how the outfits are made right, to fit the scenes and etc, and yes, because of this movie, and a select few others, I really wanted to start acting myself, but with where I live, it is very hard to get to LA, where I feel is the best chance to get into the acting business, but I will get there, one day, and I will be looking for plots like this one, and etc, so that I can feel comfortable with finding my place in the industry, all because of the imaginative minds of the writers and set artists, like these, who created this movie.......


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The Underworld filming location!!!!! wwnations
blu ray casiokorg
Soundtrack-Billie Hughes jtebben
Creepy and addicting cbaltz504
Little Monsters Forum .co.uk acebaz
Holy Christ! forgot this even existed. stuartgjthomas
Discuss Little Monsters (1989) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?