The Monsters are Due on Maple Street

The Monsters are Due on Maple Street
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The theme of "The Monsters are due on Maple Street", a teleplay by Rod Serling, is not to make false accusations. In the story, the entire street falls apart when the start blaming one another when their lights or car turns on suddenly. At the end of the story, two aliens are discussing that the humans will eventually cause their own extinction, because they eventually realize that the villain is themselves. The story quotes " They pick the most dangerous enemy they can find . . . and it’s themselves."

Storyboard Text

  • The Meteor
  • The Electricity
  • The Car
  • One evening on Maple Street, there was a far off sound that seemed to be a meteor crash.
  • Blaming
  • All of the power goes out on the street, even the power in cars and portable radios.
  • Accusations
  • A young boy named Tommy describes a story from a comic book, and all of a sudden, the engine of Les Goodman's car turns on.
  • The Aliens
  • Because his car turned on, Everyone begins to suspect Les Goodman as being bad.
  • The whole street begins to have suspicions on one another they begin freaking out.
  • Two aliens who look like humans explain how they were controlling everything, and the humans would cause their own destruction.
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