For the album by American band Holland, see Little Monsters. For the fan base of American singer Lady Gaga, see Lady Gaga.Little Monsters
is a 1989 comedy-drama film
starring Fred Savage
as Brian Stevenson, a sixth-grader who has recently moved to a new town, and Howie Mandel
as Maurice, the monster
under the bed.
The fictional story purports to explain "what really
goes on under the bed" and why children are always getting blamed for things they did not do. Beginning as a flashback
, it tells of how Maurice befriends Brian and shows him a world where there are no rules and no parents to tell them what to do. However, there is more to this fantasy world than meets the eye, and when Brian's brother Eric (Ben Savage
) is kidnapped
, the fun and games turn deadly serious. This is not related to the Little Monster
Lonely after moving away from friends, Brian finds himself blamed for several things he apparently has not done. A quart of ice cream is left in the cupboard, Brian's bike is left on the driveway (causing his father to crash into it on his way to work). Brian insists he is innocent and blames his brother, Eric, who claims to have seen a monster the night before. As revenge, Brian snatches Eric's lunch and tosses it out the window, hitting Ronnie Coleman, the school bully who boards the bus and antagonizes Brian.
Brian soon befriends a blue
-skinned monster named Maurice. Over the course of several nights, Maurice shows him a fun time in the monster... Read More