A vicious serial sex killer is on the loose, and landscape gardener and shop-window outfitter Loris is the prime suspect, thanks to his unfortunate habit of getting caught in compromising situations (for which there is always a totally innocent explanation that the police fail to spot).
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Benigni's take on traditional Italian comic topoi is original, effective (you will laugh for sure), somewhat refreshing. However, you watch 'Il Mostro' with the fear that such tiny and thin plot will at some point collapse. It is the difference between great and made-for-consumption comedies, the element that elevates the genre.