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“The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street”

Aliens! They’re everywhere! “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street” is a teleplay by Rod Serling in which the citizens of Maple Street experience strange power outages, and react with suspicion and accusations. The plot, though, is rather unrealistic.

In the play, a terror-stricken character fatally shoots Pete Van Horn, another character. At such a distance, the shot should not have killed him, especially not so quickly. The characters, at several other points in the play, listen to the explanations provided by Tommy, a child, when he said the aliens were to blame for the strange occurrences. Even the characters’ initial trepidation was invoked by a fear of extraterrestrial tourists.

Although “The Monsters

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