Imagine a world where kids clamour to replace their household pets… with monsters! That’s right; goldfish and gerbils are passe. In the new millennium, hideous monsters are all the rage; and there’s a lot to know about raising these carnivorous pets. Good thing 12-year-old Brady Plunkett is up for the job. Learn the dos, don'ts, and do-at-your-own-risks of raising a beast from Brady; monster-rights activist extraordinaire!
This outspoken twelve-year-old video virtuoso has a passion for misunderstood Monsters everywhere. It all started during a lightning storm when he was barely four. Arlene, his ornery older sister, convinced Brady that the scratching outside the window was not a branch, but a Monster wanting to come in... and eat Brady. Well, it turned out it actually was a Monster, and it actually did want to eat Brady. So, feeling sorry for the hungry beast, Brady tossed that night’s leftovers out the window. The Monster scarfed it, gave a final sniff toward Brady, who had sought refuge under his covers, and then vanished into the cluttered depths of Brady's closet.
And though he didn’t know it at the time, the spark of Brady Plunkett’s noble cause was ignited. Like kids everywhere, Brady had come to love and fear his monster for the fright it was... an undeniable part of every childhood. In the years to come, he’d take the “Monster by the Horns”, and attempt to introduce these eerie creatures to domesticated life.
Brady has a unique way of reaching the inner feelings of most any monster. A real “Doctor Ghoulittle”. But he’s also a somewhat hapless boy with misguided confidence, determined to maintain his ideals for a perfect world in which man and Monster can live together in harmony.
Brady's twelve year old best buddy. The handsome star in many of Brady's video productions, young Virgil is determined to shine on screen despite his one little shortcoming. He’s frightened to death of Monsters, having never forgiven them for no doubt hiding beneath his bed when he was a toddler. Not the sharpest tack in the junk drawer, and with a hambone tendency to overact that would make Vincent Price proud, Virgil finds himself in many a “hairy” predicament with Monsters as his costars.
This thirteen year old friend of Brady's is a beauty with a ghoulish fascination for the morbid side of life... or death. She sleeps with a voodoo doll, designs her own line of “bone” jewelry, and gushes...