A civilisation on a distant planet has found a way to solve its garbage problem: turning it into energy and beaming it into outer space.
A flaw in this system is found when the signal is accidentally picked up on Earth by the Putterman Family's home satellite dish.
While this would ordinarily be just another mess, this particular transmission contains a hungry trash monster who quickly begins snacking on the Puttermans and their guests.
Only young Sherman Putterman has any clue what is going on, but nobody will believe him. Is there any hope for the Earth.....
Well one thing that is amazing about this film is the house, its amazing to look at and the film does spend ninety nine percent of the time in here, so you are literally awe inspired nearly every frame of the film, luckily taking you away from the clunky narrative and not very good story.
It's more of a sitcom than a real sci fi horror, I could have seen this being made into a thirty minute comedy series around this time, and it would have been great, the two kids hiding the monster, and the creature eating a special guest star every week.
The acting is over the top but intentional, and all in all its a hoot from beginning to end.