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Season 1

Monsters Monsters [Season 1, Episode 1] The FeverMen
Shown 22/Oct/88

A young girl falls ill, so her father takes her to a faith healer called a Fever Man (David McCallum - Babylon 5 ).

Monsters Monsters [Season 1, Episode 2] Holly's House
Shown 29/Oct/88

Monsters Monsters [Season 1, Episode 3] New York Honey
Shown 05/Nov/88

Andrea Thompson is a femme fatale who turns out to be a humanoid Queen Bee: she kills rivals, eats mates and so on. But she's incredibly sexy while doing it.

Monsters Monsters [Season 1, Episode 4] The Vampire Hunter
Shown 12/Nov/88

Monsters Monsters [Season 1, Episode 5] My Zombie Lover
Shown 19/Nov/88

Monsters Monsters [Season 1, Episode 6] Where's the Rest of Me?
Shown 26/Nov/88

Monsters Monsters [Season 1, Episode 7] The Legacy
Shown 03/Dec/88

Monsters Monsters [Season 1, Episode 8] Sleeping Dragon
Shown 10/Dec/88

Monsters Monsters [Season 1, Episode 9] Pool Sharks
Shown 17/Dec/88

Monsters Monsters [Season 1, Episode 10] Pillow Talk
Shown 24/Dec/88

Monsters Monsters [Season 1, Episode 11] Rouse Him Not
Shown 31/Dec/88

A lady artist practises her craft in a remote cottage. She is visited by local folklorist Alex Cord ( Genesis II ), who tells her the house was built by a man who was later convicted of witchcraft.

A satanic monster emerges from the basement. Rather than flee, the artist wants to sit down and have a cup of coffee. Luckily, Cord still has the silver-plated sword-cane he carried in Airwolf.

Monsters Monsters [Season 1, Episode 12] Fools' Gold
Shown 21/Jan/89

Monsters Monsters [Season 1, Episode 13] Glim-Glim
Shown 04/Feb/89

Monsters Monsters [Season 1, Episode 14] Parents From Space
Shown 11/Feb/89

A young girl's father (Frank Gorshin - 1960s Batman ) and mother are taken over by aliens.

This has dated quite a bit, it looks like it was made in 1988.

Monsters Monsters [Season 1, Episode 15] The Mother Instinct
Shown 18/Feb/89

Monsters Monsters [Season 1, Episode 16] Their Divided Self
Shown 25/Feb/89

Monsters Monsters [Season 1, Episode 17] Taps
Shown 04/Mar/89

A male-female dance act is about to break up. She wants to work in movies, while he wants for the two of them to dance together forever.

Monsters Monsters [Season 1, Episode 18] The Match Game
Shown 15/Apr/89

Monsters Monsters [Season 1, Episode 19] Rain Dance
Shown 22/Apr/89

Monsters Monsters [Season 1, Episode 20] The Cocoon
Shown 29/Apr/89

Monsters Monsters [Season 1, Episode 21] All in a Day's Work
Shown 06/May/89

Monsters Monsters [Season 1, Episode 22] Satan in the Suburbs
Shown 13/May/89

A female romance novelist has a bad case of writers' block. Then a demon (Chris Noth - Sex in the City) offers her a deal. She can ghost-write his memoirs, and in return he can help her out with wealth and power.

Unfortunately, accepting help from a demon makes you BECOME a demon. And the main problem with demons is their laziness - hence the idea of hiring a ghost-writer rather than just write the book himself!

Monsters Monsters [Season 1, Episode 23] Mannikins of Horror
Shown 20/May/89

An aging doctor is an inmate in a psychiatric hospital, where he is cared for by bespectacled doctor Glynis Barber . He plans to transfer his consciousness into a small clay statue of himself.

This is based on a short story by Robert Bloch . It was previously adapted as one of the segments in Asylum , the Amicus Productions horror portmanteau. However, this new version has a different spin on the story.

Monsters Monsters [Season 1, Episode 24] La Strega
Shown 27/May/89

Rob Morrow ( Northern Exposure ) tries to get revenge on the town witch, La Strega ( Linda Blair ) for the death of his mother. She outsmarts him on every level, but gives him a second chance.

This ep was directed by Lizzie Borden - possibly a pseudonym.






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  • Season 2

    Monsters Monsters [Season 2, Episode 1] The Face
    Shown 01/Oct/89

    Monsters Monsters [Season 2, Episode 2] Portrait of the Artist
    Shown 08/Oct/89

    Darren McGavin ( Nightstalker ) is caretaker at an art gallery. A couple of customers drop by, and realise that the portraits resemble missing persons.

    This is a version of the old House of Wax cliche, but with a sci-fi twist ...

    Monsters Monsters [Season 2, Episode 3] A Bond of Silk
    Shown 15/Oct/89

    Monsters Monsters [Season 2, Episode 4] Rerun
    Shown 22/Oct/89

    Monsters Monsters [Season 2, Episode 5] Love Hurts
    Shown 29/Oct/89

    Monsters Monsters [Season 2, Episode 6] The Farmer's Daughter
    Shown 05/Nov/89

    Monsters Monsters [Season 2, Episode 7] Jar
    Shown 12/Nov/89

    A seedy Private Investigator on a missing persons case visits a remote motel. He encounters a femme fatale ( Gina Gershon ) and decides to book a room for the night.

    The innkeeper has a collection of large jars full of murky liquid and something green that he states is pickles. But be careful if you open a jar …it stains!

    Monsters Monsters [Season 2, Episode 8] The Demons
    Shown 19/Nov/89

    Monsters Monsters [Season 2, Episode 9] Reaper
    Shown 26/Nov/89

    Monsters Monsters [Season 2, Episode 10] The Mandrake Root
    Shown 10/Dec/89

    Monsters Monsters [Season 2, Episode 11] Half as Old as Time
    Shown 17/Dec/89

    Monsters Monsters [Season 2, Episode 12] Museum Hearts
    Shown 07/Jan/90

    Monsters Monsters [Season 2, Episode 13] Habitat
    Shown 14/Jan/90

    Monsters Monsters [Season 2, Episode 14] Bed and Boar
    Shown 21/Jan/90

    Monsters Monsters [Season 2, Episode 15] Mr. Swlabr
    Shown 28/Jan/90

    Monsters Monsters [Season 2, Episode 16] Perchance to Dream
    Shown 04/Feb/90

    Monsters Monsters [Season 2, Episode 17] One Wolf's Family
    Shown 11/Feb/90

    A family of immigrants to the USA are actually werewolves. Their son-in-law-to-be drops round for dinner. It's a nice metaphor, although there are crummy jokes.

    Monsters Monsters [Season 2, Episode 18] The Offering
    Shown 18/Feb/90

    Monsters Monsters [Season 2, Episode 19] Far Below
    Shown 25/Feb/90

    Monsters Monsters [Season 2, Episode 20] Micro Minds
    Shown 04/Mar/90

    Monsters Monsters [Season 2, Episode 21] Refugee
    Shown 13/May/90

    Monsters Monsters [Season 2, Episode 22] The Gift
    Shown 20/May/90

    Monsters Monsters [Season 2, Episode 23] The Bargain
    Shown 27/May/90

    Monsters Monsters [Season 2, Episode 24] The Family Man
    Shown 03/Jun/90

    Season 3

    Monsters Monsters [Season 3, Episode 1 ]

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    Stressed Environment 
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    Murray's Monster 
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    Bug House 
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    The Hole 
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    Small Blessing 
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    Shave and a Haircut, Two Bites 
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    The Young and the Headless 
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    The Waiting Game 
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    A New Woman 
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    Household Gods 
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    The Space-Eaters 
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    The Waiting Room 
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    Desirable Alien 
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    A Face for Radio 
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    Werewolf of Hollywood 
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    Talk Nice to Me 
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    Hostile Takeover 
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    The Maker 
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    The Moving Finger