On Maple Street, somewhere is America, we are introduced to the residence who are talking with each other, riding bikes, common neighbor things. When all of the sudden a meteor-like light streaks across the sky and all of the power goes out.
After Pete Van Horn left a boy named Tommy tells about a plot from a comic book that made all of the neighbors start to suspect each other.
The neighbors are accusing each other of being aliens. Les comes outside and tries to start his car but he says, "No dice." When he walks away to talk to the neighbors his car turns on. They accuse him of making everything happen. Then they all start accusing each other.
"Understand the procedure now?"
It is dark now and all of the neighbors are talking. They see a shadow coming up the road toward them. The figure just looks like a shadow because it is dark. Charlie shoots at the figure. The neighbors all approach the body. It turns out to be Pete Van Horn. All of the neighbors accuse Charlie because he killed Pete Van Horn.
Charlie blames Tommy for being the alien. Then lights go on and off in all the houses on the block. The neighbors become fearful of each other. A mess breaks out and they all start attacking each other.
"Its Tommy. He's the one."
The aliens watch Maple Street as the residents attack each other. They just took away some of their daily gadgets and it made them go crazy and attack each other.