Working as a writer on a low budget movie, Ernest Chapel has worked clean through Christmas, and hopes to finish his script by New Year’s Eve. Fresh demands from the producer comes in, and now he has to write in two monsters into the script, instead of just one. How did Ernest get himself into this mess? Well, he’ll tell you, as he goes into a monolog to tell all about it.
After we learn a little about his background, turning mild mannered actors into monsters, we find that others may be upset with the producers as well. A new day dawns, and more story elements are shared, like the constant rain. Ernest tells how the big climax of the monster story happens on the last day of the year, so the movie has to meet that deadline.
Rewrites seem endless as Ernest plods through his script writing. It’s enough to make the sleepless and harried writer wish that he was the monster in this little horror flick. New Year’s Eve is arriving, but with rain falling, the rewrites don’t let up. Ernest dreams in his office, fantasizing about monsters, the director, and his wildest desires to make it all stop. Fantasy? Then why do murders plague the set?