Monsters Poster # 3 Worm Creature Mother’s Instinct


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In a similar vein to Tales from the Darkside, Monsters shared the same producer (Richard P. Rubinstein), and in some ways succeeded the show (which had ended the same year in which Monsters began). It differed in some respects nonetheless. While Tales sometimes dabbled in stories of science fiction and fantasy, this series was more strictly horror. As the name implies, each episode of Monsters (with very few exceptions) featured a different monster which the story concerned, from the animatronic puppet of a fictional children’s television program to mutated, weapon-wielding lab rats. Similar to Tales, however, the stories in Monsters were rarely very straightforward action plots and often contained some ironic twist in which a character’s conceit or greed would do him in, often with gruesome results. Adding to this was a sense of comedy often lost on horror productions which might in some instances lighten the audience’s mood (often deceptively) but in many cases added to the overall eeriness of the production. The program has featured cameos from celebrities including Laura Branigan and Deborah Harry. The show was also known to have had guest stars who went on to become famous, including Lili Taylor (in “Habitat”), David Spade (in “Small Blessings”), Tony Shalhoub (in “Leavings”), Steve Buscemi (in “Bed and Boar”) and Gina Gershon (in “Jar”). Monsters: A Mothers Instinct season 1 Episode 15! A paraplegic mother (Elizabeth Franz) worries about her daughter, Sheila (Finn Carter), who is married to Nelson (Tom Gilroy), a physically abusive man. The mother reveals that she has developed a melon whose juice is a miracle drug. Nelson tries to steal one, but discovers the melons are protected by vicious “Brazilian blood worms.” He manipulates Sheila into learning the secret of the melons (and the worms) from her mother, but there is much more to both the melons and a mother’s protective instinct than he realizes. Directed by Bette Gordon. Written by D. Emerson Smith.

Near mint condition.