Back in the late 80's I was living with my grandmother, and she worked 2nd shift. So I was usually alone at times, or with my cousin. (who also lived with my grandmother)
On Saturday nights our local UHF channel would have it "horror" night. It had several different shows, like Freddys Nightmares, Friday the 13th the series, Billy Bobs Action Theater, and Monsters.
February 25th, the complete Monsters series is coming to DVD for the first time. You can pre-order it now from Amazon.