Bad Movie Logo
"A website to the detriment of good film"
Custom Search
HOMEB-MOVIE REVIEWSREADER REVIEWSFORUMINTERVIEWSUPDATESABOUT
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
July 19, 2018, 08:54:46 AM
600986 Posts in 46346 Topics by 6161 Members
Latest Member: moreotter
Badmovies.org Forum  |  Other Topics  |  Television  |  Monsters TV Series « previous next »
Pages: [1]
Author Topic: Monsters TV Series  (Read 7106 times)
nada
Bad Movie Lover
***

Karma: 11
Posts: 111



« on: January 27, 2008, 06:35:44 AM »

I've been waiting for this series to come to DVD for a while now (unfortunately I don't think it will ever happen). It's brilliant! Probably the best of the horror/sci-fi anthologies that were popular in the 80s.

Here is one of a handful of episodes that are available on youtube:

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTna35-ibl0
Logged
trekgeezer
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 0
Posts: 4973


We're all just victims of circumstance


« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2008, 12:23:07 PM »

This is one of the most cheaply produced shows I've ever seen. Typically the action takes place on a single set with no more than 3 or 4 actors involved.  It does benefit from a kind of sitcom feel.  From the episodes I've seen I find it mildly amusing, but not the least bit terrifying.

It is showing on Chiller, but I think that channel is still limited to Directv.
Logged




And you thought Trek isn't cool.
HappyGilmore
B-Movie Kraken
*****

Karma: 684
Posts: 11731


I know Quack-Fu.


« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2008, 09:44:20 PM »

I watched this when I was like, 5.  Good stuff.
Logged

"The path to Heaven runs through miles of clouded Hell."

Donít get too close, itís dark inside.
Itís where my demons hide, itís where my demons hide.
JPickettIII
A BAD MOVIE IS A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE!
Bad Movie Lover
***

Karma: 47
Posts: 988


HELP! WE ARE STUCK IN A GOOD MOVIE!!!


« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2008, 10:03:42 AM »

I love this show.  I watch almost all the time.  I remember watching this and "Tales From The Darkside."  If Monsters comes out on DVD, I will snatch it up.

It is a little cheesy, but also very creative at the same time.

I give two thumbs up and a Karma for liking the show.

 Thumbup Thumbup
Logged

\\\\\\\"Freedom is not free\"\\\\\\ or ///\"Where ever you go, there you are!\"///
AndyC
Global Moderator
B-Movie Kraken
****

Karma: 1402
Posts: 11156



« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2008, 10:30:40 AM »

I used to watch this on some channel out of Buffalo (where Ontario cable subscribers used to get all their American shows). It was on late Friday nights for a while around 1990-ish. I thought it was cheap, but clever and fun.

My favourite episode has to be the one with Richard Moll as an alien sorcerer trying to summon a demon. He substitutes an ingredient and gets an accountant. The show had some nice dark episodes, but some really good tongue-in-cheek episodes as well.

Being shown so late, it obviously had trouble finding sponsors, so I didn't see it for long. The last little while, the station actually stuck the name of some local business right into the title. It became "Claude Electric Monsters." Pretty lame, but you have to give them credit for being creative in attracting advertisers. Don't know whether it was the salesman's idea or Claude's, but somebody must have really wanted to keep that show on the air.
Logged

---------------------
"Join me in the abyss of savings."
hdjanks
Dedicated Viewer
**

Karma: 0
Posts: 24



« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2008, 04:13:41 PM »

this show had nothing on " Tales from the darkside" It was a good try though.
Logged
316zombie
zombie chef to the stars
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 121
Posts: 1594



« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2008, 02:44:55 PM »

picked this up om ebay a month ago,a very funny series!
Logged

don't EVEN...EVER!
nada
Bad Movie Lover
***

Karma: 11
Posts: 111



« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2008, 03:45:25 AM »

picked this up om ebay a month ago,a very funny series!

Really?? Was it a bootleg copy or a real one?
Logged
akiratubo
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 478
Posts: 3801



« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2008, 05:29:22 AM »

A few episodes of "Monsters" were actually very, very good.  (One about a reptilian creature a few hundred million years old springs to mind.)  Most were generic horror anthology show episodes (the vampire episode, the zombie episode, the alien episode, the psycho episode).  Some were very, very bad.

It was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better than Tales From the Crypt.  I'd buy it if it came out on DVD.
Logged

Kneel before Dr. Hell, the ruler of this world!
316zombie
zombie chef to the stars
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 121
Posts: 1594



« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2008, 03:05:05 PM »

it's a bootleg from the uk,i think,i'm not very good at figuring out what's bootleg and what isn't,but it only cost me 20 bucks,including shipping.the drawback for most people is that its PAL format.
Logged

don't EVEN...EVER!
WingedSerpent
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 213
Posts: 1923


I AM THE BAD PHOTOSHOP EFFECT!


« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2008, 07:23:44 PM »

I forget if it was Tales from the Darkside or Monsters (I think it was Tales) but it had one of my favorite "life lessons" from a show.  A skeptic visits a freak show and then has dies as he finds out the monsters are real.  The ring master says (I'm paraphrasing here, so it's not 100% accurate) "A man he sees a ghost and believes is only afraid-a man how sees a ghost but doesn't belive is not only afraid but has his entire world view broken."  Invest in a sense of wonder!

Logged

At least, that's what Gary Busey told me...
JJ80
Guest
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2008, 08:34:03 PM »

This used to play on Channel 5 in the U.K around 2000. It wasn't too bad as a pleasant time-passer although it was seemingly very cheaply made. The make-up effects were always excellent though. I recall a few decent episodes:

-A housewife offending her 'household Demon'.
-A man eating plutonium to defeat a monster that preys on cancer victims.
-A ghoulish version of "A Christmas Carol".
-One about immigrant werewolves and a 'Werehyena' and their class system.
-American soldiers fighting a subterranean monster in Vietnam.
-Two vastly different Siamese twins who are pop stars and eventually murder those exploiting them.
-A woman being studied in an enclosed cell by a very unconvincing grey alien.
-Gold miners upsetting an angry troll in a cave.
-A black woman using voodoo to steal a man from his girlfriend.
-A man-eating monster hiding inside a weirdos bed.
« Last Edit: April 09, 2008, 08:41:52 PM by JJ80 » Logged
SynapticBoomstick
Cinematic Monster Fanatic from Weird New Jersey
Bad Movie Lover
***

Karma: 92
Posts: 863


One monster with extra cheese, hold the plot.


WWW
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2008, 03:07:04 PM »

Whoa, I remember this show, it was great! TeddyR If this does make it to DVD I'd shell out some green for it. No single episode springs to mind, I just recall that I used to watch it all the time on Scifi, I believe (unsure).
Logged

Kleel's rule is harsh :-B
renzino
New Visitor
*

Karma: 0
Posts: 4



« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2008, 03:17:26 PM »

I remember Monsters.

It was a good show they use to show it late every Satuday night on CBS after Freddy's Nightmares.

I agree it should be on DVD.
Logged
akiratubo
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 478
Posts: 3801



« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2008, 08:20:30 PM »

I forget if it was Tales from the Darkside or Monsters (I think it was Tales) but it had one of my favorite "life lessons" from a show.  A skeptic visits a freak show and then has dies as he finds out the monsters are real.  The ring master says (I'm paraphrasing here, so it's not 100% accurate) "A man he sees a ghost and believes is only afraid-a man how sees a ghost but doesn't belive is not only afraid but has his entire world view broken."  Invest in a sense of wonder!

Tales From the Crypt.  The ringmaster was Brother Theodore.
Logged

Kneel before Dr. Hell, the ruler of this world!
Pages: [1]
Badmovies.org Forum  |  Other Topics  |  Television  |  Monsters TV Series « previous next »
    Jump to:  


    RSS Feed Subscribe Subscribe by RSS
    Email Subscribe Subscribe by Email


    Popular Articles
    How To Find A Bad Movie

    The Champions of Justice

    Plan 9 from Outer Space

    Manos, The Hands of Fate

    Podcast: Todd the Convenience Store Clerk

    Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

    Dragonball: The Magic Begins

    Cool As Ice

    The Educational Archives: Driver's Ed

    Godzilla vs. Monster Zero

    Do you have a zombie plan?

    FROM THE BADMOVIES.ORG ARCHIVES
    ImageThe Giant Claw - Slime drop

    Earth is visited by a GIANT ANTIMATTER SPACE BUZZARD! Gawk at the amazingly bad bird puppet, or chuckle over the silly dialog. This is one of the greatest b-movies ever made.

    Lesson Learned:
    • Osmosis: os∑mo∑sis (oz-mo'sis, os-) n., 1. When a bird eats something.

    Subscribe to Badmovies.org and get updates by email:

    HOME B-Movie Reviews Reader Reviews Forum Interviews TV Shows Advertising Information Sideshows Links Contact

    Badmovies.org is owned and operated by Andrew Borntreger. All original content is © 1998 - 2014 by its respective author(s). Image, video, and audio files are used in accordance with the Fair Use Law, and are property of the film copyright holders. You may freely link to any page (.html or .php) on this website, but reproduction in any other form must be authorized by the copyright holder.