Little Monsters (1989) - Rotten Tomatoes

Little Monsters (1989)




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Lonely 11 year old Brian (Fred Savage) makes an unusual new friend when he captures Maurice (Howie Mandel), the mischievous monster who lives under his bed, and stumbles into an exciting new world where mythical creatures really exist. When Brian learns that he, too, will become a monster unless he turns his back Maurice, however, he struggles with the prospect of losing the only real friend he's ever known.

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Fred Savage
as Brian Stevenson
Howie Mandel
as Maurice
Daniel Stern
as Glen Stevenson
Margaret Whitton
as Holly Stevenson
Ben Savage
as Eric Stevenson
Devin Ratray
as Ronnie Coleman
Tom Hull
as Principal
Lisa Cain
as Holly's Friend
Michael Weaver
as Kid on Trial
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Critic Reviews for Little Monsters

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (1)

Some of it is actually funny, if you still have a little brattiness left in your Bratskeller.

September 27, 2019 | Full Review…

A dismal disaster.

September 27, 2019 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

It pained me to watch such an impressive group of talent (the movie was written by the guys who made Aladdin, for crying out loud) shit the bed so massively, especially when my nostalgia reserves were so primed and ready to go.

September 27, 2019 | Full Review…

For a movie about monsters, this flick has a bit of heart.

September 27, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A definite gateway title for blossoming horror fans.

October 7, 2013 | Full Review…

Passable kiddie flick.

January 29, 2004 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for Little Monsters


Some friends can be REAL MONSTERS. And some monsters can be REAL FRIENDS. Saw it again! Great kids movie! Loved it when I was a kid and saw it again and really enjoyed it one more time. I know kids these days will enjoy it if they saw it too so well recommended. A child meets the monster that lives under his bed. He even becomes one of his best friends. Soon the child discovers a whole new world of fun and games under his bed where pulling pranks on kids and other monsters is the main attraction.

Manu Gino
Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

Why is there this rule that like, for a movie to be a classic, it has to be good the whole time? this movie is witty, suspenseful, creepy, and hilarious for about 3 minutes. its just that first you have to watch a bunch of kids having pussy fights with each other and getting in trouble with their dads and getting detention from the principal and getting grounded by their dads and a kid going through a Rocky montage to get ready before he catches his monster and a fat redhead kid drinking warm piss that he thinks is applejuice because he lost his sense of smell in an accident and kids dressing like characters from the original Resident Evil and then dressing in big ugly lightbulb Transformer costumes that they made in like, 4 seconds with some q-tips and butterfinger wrappers n' shit and once thats over you get to see... Frank Whaley.

Coxxie Mild Sauce
Coxxie Mild Sauce

Super Reviewer

A great fantasy adventure kids movie! I really enjoyed it, I just wish I'd seen it as a kid. It's a lot of fun, the actors are good, and so is the story.

Aj V
Aj V

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