Synopsis:The Hollywood Monsters are real, but down on their luck.
Born with black-and-white skin they found their fame during the monochrome heyday of cinema, with Dracula, The Mummy and the others at the top of their game.
But then color came along and out went the monsters' popularity. Destitute and enraged that his once-adoring public didn't love him anymore, Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde spiraled out of control and ended up in an early grave. Then the rest of the monsters gave up on their careers and separated, either retiring or taking up menial jobs far removed from stardom.
Present day in Los Angeles, Dracula tries to find a purpose in life taking on lead roles as the villain in low-budget horror movies. But things aren't like they used to be, and he's fired from his most recent job. Even kind words from his human niece Annabella don't help. Annabella's struggling with her own problems: boyfriend Dean is secretly a werewolf.
But things quickly turn around when Dracula gets word that the Hollywood Monsters are to be honored with a group lifetime achievement at the Oscars. Giddy with excitement, Dracula decides to get back in touch with his old friends.
The Phantom of the Opera is running a low-rent dating agency. Frankenstein's Monster (Frankie) is running for governor of California. The Mummy is a model at the Los Angeles Museum's Ancient Egypt exhibit. The Hunchback gave up on the public and hides out in the belfry of a local church. The Swamp Thing delivers pizzas. And The Invisble Man is...well, he enjoys a drink or two. But the Phantom and Frankie perk up when they reunite with Dracula.
The celebration is short-lived when Dracula goes to tell the Hunchback about the honorary Oscar and finds his old friend hanging in the bell tower – murdered.
Detective Harvey Barr arrives to assess the scene and quickly reveals his instant dislike for Dracula and every other Hollywood Monster, though he won't say why. Truth is, he blames Dracula for failing to save his mother during a fire at a cinema decades ago. But he keeps this a secret and instead treats the vampire with something worse than contempt.
Struggling to work with Barr, Dracula tries to solve the murder on his own. But when the mystery murderer claims the life of The Mummy, the monster and the monster-hating detective have to find a way to work together to catch the killer before the curtain raises at the Oscars ceremony. Otherwise everyone's life might be at risk on the big night.