On Maple Street, somewhere in America, we are introduced to the residents who are carrying out their normal activities when suddenly, a meteor-like light streaks across the sky and all the power goes out.
Due to the meteor, all the lights go out and none of the cars work. This makes all of the residents confused and scared and Pete Van Horn goes to the next block to see if others are having the same problem.
Don's car starts on its own and people become suspicious of him and each other.
While everyone is blaming each other, they see a man walking toward them in the darkness. Charlie shoots him, but it's Pete Van Horn!
Charlie runs to his house and is attacked by the residents. He then blames Tommy, a young boy, as being a monster which causes a chain reaction of people blaming and attacking each other.
From a distance aliens watch the whole scene unfold. They say that the world is full of Maple Streets and that they will turn people against each other to take over the world.