The theme of "The Monsters are Due on Maple Street" , a teleplay by Rod Serling, is never turn on people based off of speculations because when they start doing so things get very out of hand. All allies and friendships are put aside as they try to figure out which family is the alien family. As it turns out, there is no alien family, yet they still believed and people ended up injured.
Nothing is working! No lights, no stove, no radio! Nothing!
It's the aliens! They are disguised as one of us! You'd better catch them!
It is the aliens. They are disguised as one of us. You all better find them!
It was him! No its was him! I bet it was him!
It starts with explaining the people in the neighborhood. It tells us the background information and who everyone is.
Look at yourselves! You guys have gone mad! You killed Pete Van Horn, Charlie!
When they hear a roaring sound, they start questioning what it was. Tommy, a little boy, then proceeds to tell them about how he thinks it's aliens disguised as humans and how they are upon them.
It's still Charlie. I think its Les. I'm watching you, Steve.
They begin to accuse different people of being the aliens. They start questioning their neighbors and peers. It eventually gets out of hand, and when they see a figure coming towards them, Charlie decides to shoot with a shotgun. He ends up killing a fellow neighbor.
Wow! They freaked out! They even killed a guy!
Steve yells at everyone telling them how crazy they are. Just then, lights begin to go on in every house, one by one. The accusing continues and no one is deemed "safe".
Things get violent when other people bring out weapons and start to target key suspects. This madness continues.
The camera pans out and reveals 2 figures watching the chaos. They begin to say how there were no aliens and how it was forced upon it to start accusing others. Thye explain how there are many other neighborhoods just like Maple Street.