The story begins at 6:43 pm in late summer in the USA on Maple street
Tommy tells the neighbors a story about monsters hiding as humans after something roared across the sky and all the technology turns off. His story leaves them trying to find the monsters in each other.
Les and Steve are accused by Charlie of being monsters and a dark figure begins to walk toward the crowd from down the road.
Charlie kills the hooded figure who ends up being Pete Van Horn, a neighbor, and people think Charlie is the monster.
Charlie and Tommy are accused of being the monster as lights in houses turn on and off.
The neighborhood is left in chaos as everyone accuses each other of being a monster while the real monster is inside all of them.