Science Fiction Story Ideas – Part 10: Monsters

Science Fiction Story Ideas



  • Corporations capture zombies and force them to work retail
  • Every time they eat a human, they get smarter
  • As the zombie menace grows, the government begs the scientific community for solutions. One scientist has an unusual plan: bring back the dinosaurs. One tyrannosaurus rex versus an army of the undead.
  • The members of a cult are rather disappointed by the afterlife: eternity as a flesh-eating zombie
  • The zombies are all former celebrities
  • The government spends decades fighting the zombie menace, but it just gets worse. One day, a telepathic NSA agent discovers something horrifying: the zombies are thinking.
  • Due to a food shortage, the zombies are captured and eaten by the living
  • A tobacco company invents a new cigarette that doesn’t cause cancer or heart disease. It does make you one of the undead, but at least you get to smoke…
  • As the number of zombies grows, the folks in Washington wonder if they should be given the right to vote.
  • When the government goes to war with a tiny, Middle Eastern country, the soldiers run into a little problem: no matter how many times they shoot the enemy, they keep getting back up.
  • A pet store is exposed to chemical weapons, killing the animals inside. The shop clerk is frightened to find that the animals don’t know they’re dead…
  • A woman is forced to give up her baby for adoption. Twenty years later, her son sets off in search of his birth mother. Unfortunately, he’s been dead for six months…
  • Radiation brings the figures at a wax museum to life, and they menace the surrounding town. Things get much worse when the wax figures discover that covering corpses in wax brings them to life, as well.
  • An actor in a low-budget zombie movie discovers that his costars are actual zombies being controlled by the director.


  • Vampirism is the latest sexually transmitted disease
  • During the Vietnam War, the U.S. military releases vampires into enemy territory
  • Vampires have their own religion – if you convert, you become one.
  • Vampirism is spread by infected leeches, making surfing and partying at the beach a very dangerous lifestyle.
  • When a vampire is elected to Congress, he introduces some very controversial legislation…
  • An immense spaceship hovers over New York, blocking out the sun. The town’s undead residents take advantage of their day of darkness.
  • A vampire sneaks on board a spaceship bound for the new colonies on Mars.
  • At a highschool in a wealthy suburb, the “cool kids” are known to be vampires. When a shy, awkward girl wants to join their clique, she has to go through a very painful initiation.
  • At a hospital, a nurse is attacked by a vampire, turned into one of the living dead. She cleans herself up and returns to her job in the maternity ward…
  • A man visits a brothel with an unusual question: would any of the girls let him drink their blood?
  • A teenager becomes a vampire, which stops him from aging. A few years later, the neighbors are wondering why he doesn’t age, but the vampire refuses to move out of his parents’ house.
  • In the age of sexually transmitted diseases, vampires must go to great lengths to make sure their victims are healthy.
  • In the distant future, pollution and natural disasters destroy all of earth’s trees. The last remaining vampires celebrate because no wood = no wooden stakes. As the vampire menace spreads, archeologists search for the last of the world’s wood.


  • All women become werewolves for five days each month.
  • The ultra-wealthy keep werewolves as exotic pets.
  • A young couple takes their infant son to a local park, where he is bitten by what they think is just a dog…
  • The werewolves are mistaken for dogs and accidentally sold at a pet store.
  • The story of the photographer for “Sexy Werewolves Monthly,” a fetish magazine.
  • A new babysitter for an unusual family discovers that the kids can get cranky, especially during a full moon.
  • A few days each month, a werewolf goes from “husband & Dad” to “the family dog.”
  • An astronaut crashes on the Planet of the Werewolves, and it’s mating season.
  • A teenage werewolf suspects that her human boyfriend is cheating on her every full moon.
  • While walking home through the park, a stripper is bitten by a strange, hairy beast. Twenty-eight days later, she is dancing onstage, and she begins to change.


  • A hunter goes after Bigfoot but ends up falling in love
  • A reporter for a trashy tabloid goes camping, and discovers that the Bigfoot creatures are controlling the government
  • A reporter discovers that the reason no one has caught a Bigfoot is that, like werewolves, they spend most of their lives in human form.
  • A stressed, single mother struggles to hide the fact that her son is half-Bigfoot.
  • The government’s deadliest assassin is a giant man-ape codenamed “Bigfoot.”
  • A teenage girl’s parents are very upset when they meet their daughter’s new boyfriend…
  • Sitting in limbo, a woman waits to be reincarnated. Finally, after years of waiting, she gets to return to earth… as an eight-foot-tall, hairy beast.

Loch Ness Monster

  • A fisherman tries to kill the monster, to get revenge for the death of his wife, a mermaid
  • The Loch Ness Monster is abducted by aliens, and the Air Force heads into space to bring her back.
  • A group of scuba divers searches for the famous monster, and discovers that it is guarding a cave filled with pirate gold.
  • The Loch Ness Monster is caught and cut open. The fishermen discover that the ancient beast is actually a disguised Russian submarine.
  • When the Loch Ness Monster begins eating mermaids, the government wonders which endangered species they should save.
  • A woman visits Scotland, but returns to England without seeing the monster. What she doesn’t realize is that the monster saw her and followed her home.
  • A pet store in Scotland begins selling tiny, adorable lizards. The pets become so popular that they are sold over the internet and shipped all over the world. Months later, shocked parents discover that their children’s pets are growing… and growing… and growing…

Not So Ordinary Animals

  • Dolphins evolve thumbs, develop technology, and fight humans for control of earth
  • Variation – As part of the “war on drugs,” the government arms thousands of sharks with torpedoes, mines, and other weapons, training them to attack drug-carrying boats. However, the sharks have their own ideas…
  • Scientists create three-foot-long mosquitoes; a swarm drains your blood in seconds.
  • A group of monkeys discovers an abandoned cache of hand grenades
  • A high school janitor struggles to defend the school against giant sewer alligators
  • After ants evolve intelligence, humans are faced with a startling revelation: they might not be the dominant species after all.
  • In order to manufacture spider silk for industrial use, scientists genetically engineer gigantic “super spiders.” An industrial spy, looking for valuable information, breaks into the lab. To his horror, he soon finds himself surrounded by spiders the size of office furniture.
  • Scientists genetically engineer cats that stay kittens forever, and dogs that remain puppies. They try to genetically engineer “living teddy bears” from a mix of grizzly and polar bear DNA, and things do not go according to plan…
  • The nation’s beeches become a very dangerous place to be when a madman crossbreeds piranhas and flying fish.
  • When chameleons begin mating with Komodo dragons, a small island is menaced by nearly invisible, ten-foot lizards.
  • Spinochordodes tellinii, a real parasitic worm that can cause the grasshoppers it infects to commit suicide, evolves to the point where it can infect humans. Across the country, news headlines report thousands of suicides via drowning.


  • Only the Secret Society of Fire Fighters knows that seemingly ordinary house fires are caused by Fire Elementals. In order to put out the fires, the fire fighters have to kill them.
  • In order to avoid a blizzard, the mayor of a small town has to sacrifice to the Snow Demons
  • A holy man creates a golem but, as he doesn’t have enough clay, he builds it from biscuit dough
  • A new form of life evolves in the muck of a sewage plant and travels through the water pipes wreaking havoc
  • A small child is unable to sleep, not because of what lurks in the darkness, but because of the darkness itself
  • A cat burglar decides to steal a valuable collection of paintings, but he is soon confronted by the museum’s security system: thirteen hideous, stone gargoyles.
  • A gingerbread man attains sentience, learns to make other gingerbread men, and leads a lynch mob to the local bakery.
  • A bartender, attempting to create the next great cocktail, instead creates a new form of life.
  • A sculptor sells his soul to the devil, asking that his art would outlive him. The sculptor soon discovers that the devil likes to take things literally…
  • A young boy, playing in his back yard, sees one of the neighborhood children suddenly grabbed and devoured – by his mother’s rose bushes. He knows he must destroy them, even if it means being grounded for the rest of the summer.

50 Responses to “Science Fiction Story Ideas – Part 10: Monsters”

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  2. You should totally give some ideas of deformed cannibals. People go camping or what ever and the (what ever personality the family *or solo cannibal* has) cannibals go after them. kinda like the Wrong Turn movies. Deforemd, cannibalistic hill billy freaks go after them in the woods. 😀

  3. I love those movies and I love this idea!!

  4. These are really great ideas! Awesome job mate.

  5. Hi , Theese Are A Few Of My Ideas.
    1. Introduce Zombie Animals .. Such As Zombie Dogs.

  6. Cool, I like the way they’re simple, bold and strnkiig. They catch your attention without being too busy . I think the Frankenstein cover is particularly original.

  7. How about this:

    A scientist, investigating the human brain using complicated machinery, is sucked into the mind he is examining: and every new thought, or dream, the person (that he’s examining) has, he is sucked into that world. The subject starts watching a horror movie…Involving plenty of monsters guaranteed for nightmares…
    The scientist first sees the creature, only as a silhouette. But as he jumps from thought to thought, dream to dream, the monster gets closer. And if he doesn’t get out of the persons mind soon, the monster will be slightly too close for comfort….

  8. Thank you so much!!! I was writing a story for an assignment when I feared I had to start over because I had no explanation for what was happening. Your ideas helped me organize my story!!!

  9. Crissy, glad I could help!

  10. ‘In the distant future, pollution and natural disasters destroy all of earth’s trees. The last remaining vampires celebrate because no wood = no wooden stakes. As the vampire menace spreads, archeologists search for the last of the world’s wood.’
    I don’t think anyone would be celebrating, as no trees = no oxygen

  11. Not true. That are other plants outside of just trees that produce oxygen.
    However, if I am wrong and the other plants wouldn’t be able to produce enough oxygen then expand on the idea. Give mankind a breathing device or something. Its your story. 😉

  12. That is very good! I only read half it tho! It is still so good! Keep it up! :)

  13. thank you so much for your help i have learnt hole new ideas for my story im only 14 but i love writting i have been since i was 9 so thank u so much hope one day it gets published

  14. A town is attacked by giant ants.
    Research reveals no way the ants
    could have grown, no place for giant
    ants to come from, and the
    impossibility of giant ants functioning.
    Of course! They didn’t grow! We

  15. Vampires and werewolves have decided to bring their eternal war into the human world.
    And suddenly it isn’t a war between werewolves and vampires.
    Its a war against the humans.

  16. Bri,
    I like your idea. can i use it?

  17. Thx this helped alot

  18. I love the government assassin idea for Bigfoot. Also, all of these would make good short stories.

  19. the whole firemen vs. fire elementals one is great! i can already feel my creative juices flowing! thanks!

  20. How bout there’s a teen girl/boy at their new school and they try to mix with a group of kids the same age but find it really difficult, as they are always going on about “last night” and she/he doesn’t know what they are talking about. So she/he joins a different group but its always the same. Then she/he realises the school is closed every full moon. The school has no windows, or playground, and part of their uniform is a sunshade… And what’s that red stuff they serve in a bottle at lunch?

  21. Dude,that would make an interesting story. Great idea.

  22. that’s a great idea!! it would make a really good story!!

  23. that’s brilliant you can write a story out of it!!

  24. amazing….im speechless.

  25. How about zombie werewolves? Okay, here is the pitch. There is a tyrant dictator with a new biological/chemical warhead possibly from North Korea. He declares war on another country such as America or England… France is great because lets face it France just blows. So the tyrant shoots a warhead at whatever country and an unexpected result happens. The biological/chemical agent causes people to become zombies. The twist comes when the infected people start to change into zombies they retain higher brain function for weeks after initial infection. This causes the belief that instead of zombies they are vampires because they crave blood and they don’t act like the zombies of movies and such. As a result of thinking they are vampires they go in hunt of werewolves. Once they find them a massive war breaks out between the two forces of zombies and werewolves. Weeks go by and the fight continues and the “vampires” are starting to lose the higher brain function causing newly infected to believe that the zombie infection is coming from the werewolves. Suddenly, a new creature is created. The newly discovered zombie werewolf.

  26. Get Bruce Campbell to star and you’re golden.

  27. Thank you so, so much! I got a A+ on my writing block assignment. Cheers!

  28. how bout a girl who was with a few friends one night and started to feel sick, so she went home, when she woke up it was still dark and she wasn’t in her bed anymore, but out in the forest. So she try’s finding her way home, but stumbles upon a werewolf pack meeting, and when they smell her, they go after her. but whale she runs away from them, she falls into a secret underground room, that witchcraft is performed… then once she finds a way out, she runs into her best friend, who says she doesn’t know what’s going on, but once she sees the werewolves, shows her true side, and casts a spell, she is the witch. So the girl runs but finds no way home. when she realizes she is lost, she climbs a tree and sleeps there, only to wake up, changed…. from there on ya’ll can choose

  29. Wow,that’s quite creative. How does this sound?: A bunch of teen friends are out one night and one of them happens to see something on a nearby building. She gets her friends attention,but they see nothing except for the building. She looks back and sees the creature again,though now it has climbed half-way down. In the pale moonlight she can see what it is; a silver werewolf. Again,she tries to get her friends atention,but they still don’t see anything. Later on at her home,she tells her parents. They look at each other and then look back at their daughter and tell her that it was probably her imagination and that werewolves aren’t real. After she goes to bed,her parents talk about her “long lost brother”,Amon.

  30. Thats sounds like a fantastic story line it would definitely be something I’d read

  31. there sould be centaurs

  32. their should be others like satrys and centaurs and demi gods

  33. Awesome ideas! I was looking for ideas to write a novel, and I think I found the one! Thanks! :)

  34. I love the one about the bartender accidentally creating a new life form! As soon as I read it my mind started going! Thanks heaps :)

  35. What about this. There is a mum who is working very hard to supportg herself and her son… who is in hospital, suffering from a disease. She is on her way from a job interview to visit her son before visiting hours are over. Hours later, she wakes up and the last thing she can remember is running from a dark silouhette. It is still visiting hours, so she decides to visit her son, only to find that when she gets there that she can’t help but be drawn to the smell of her son and all she can hear a thousand different beats in her ears

  36. That’s really a great idea and I am really gonna use it. Thanks

  37. I love you ideas! I am a young writer and I love writing ideas down that I could possibly use in my writing. You are such a huge help! Thanks so much! You have such a creative talent. :)

  38. Thanks! I’m glad they’re useful!

  39. thanks really helped my school work thanks!!!!!

  40. Glad I could help!

  41. How about a game that makes people face their worst fear. Whatever happens to them in the game happens to them in real life. So if they die in the game, they die in real life. Add a hot evil male character and an innocent girl and her friends and you go yourself a story!
    Or even make it so that instead of a game, it is they are all transported into the woods at night and that’s where the fears take place!

  42. In a world where war is the only thing that really matters. Vampire hunting, werewolf chasing people not prepared for on thing.

  43. how about this:

    a teenage boy has been running from fear his whole life. But after getting into a fight with one of the worlds most terrifying fears, he comes upon the end of the world.

  44. If you don’t mind I would like to edit what you have wrote.

    From- a teenage boy has been running from fear his whole life. But after getting into a fight with one of the worlds most terrifying fears, he comes upon the end of the world.

    To- A Teenage boy has been running from heart stopping fears he had as a child. After getting into a fight with one of the nightmares the world was having, he stumbles upon the biggest fear ever imagined, the end of the world.

  45. Thank you so much! I had to scrap my writing homework at the last moment so this helped so much! You are so creative and helpful! Keep up the awesomeness!

  46. They are coming, their arms waving in front of their blank faces, in their head there is nothing but the want of human blood, and they seek it all night and day, longing for the taste of the smooth thick liquid that oozes out of your body. It is mindless, a creature of the dark, the thing that lives under your crooked and creaking stair cases and dark alleys, the blood thirsty creature we know as… the zombie.

    Please reply and add topic for me to turn your blood into red ice.

  47. Heres a idea for vampires:
    A young girl wants to be a vampire like her friend.
    Her friend makes her one and she realizes that its not fun and great.

  48. I love these ideas.
    I would love to use some of these ideas for my stories.
    The zombies are coming to earth.
    The zombies are going to eat our brains out of us. I do not want that to happen.

  49. Women turn into werewolves for five days each month XD golden

    What if there were a story about an island/secluded area where human/animal hybrids were sent because they couldn’t learn to cooperate with the rest of society. Hybrid examples could be: Spider hybrid who’s great with charm and manipulation, chameleon hybrid who can become “invisible” (camoflauge), fox hybrid who’s super cunning and smart, etc

  50. I have an idea for monsters:

    A group of scientists manage to create a time machine to go back in time because they want to discover more about dinosaurs. They go all the way back, and it’s completely successful. They also bring along four hunters to take down the dinosaurs if they needed to. But then something else captures their attention — five monsters, as big as a T-Rex but much more stronger. And now the scientists wish to focus on the monsters’ discovery. But the monsters are highly intelligent, and figure out that there will soon be a meteor crashing onto them. So guess what they try to do… :3 Oh and you can choose which perspective you want to focus on. The monsters or the scientists. Or you can switch every chapter idk

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