It’s time to get excited, folks. Ever since it was announced that Rob Zombie was adapting the beloved 1960s sitcom, The Munsters, we have been waiting and waiting for that first trailer.
And after the little tease of a trailer that was released a month ago, we’re finally getting our first real look at the movie with the full length trailer below.
Written and directed by the helmer of House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Reject, The Munsters stars Jeff Daniel Phillips as Herman Munster, Zombie’s wife, Sheri Moon Zombie as Lily Munster and Dan Roebuck as Grandpa Munster.
Unlike most of Zombie’s previous films, this flick will be appropriate for all ages. It’s been a passion project of his for quite some time, so you can imagine how excited he is to have it completed.
‘The Munsters’ will be released in September, and it should provide some quality entertainment… at least if you’re into more “campy” projects.
When you think Rob Zombie, you think blood and guts. The musician/filmmaker is known for making some pretty gruesome slasher flicks, but ‘The Munsters‘ will not be one of those films.
Zombie is taking a more lighthearted approach to the horror genre with his upcoming take on the beloved ’60s sitcom.
The director recently told Entertainment Weekly that he didn’t want to change the vibe found in the original show…
Yeah, it’s 100 percent in the spirit of the show. I didn’t want it to be different. I wanted to totally retain the vibe that it had in the ’60s.
The family-friendly flick stars Zombie’s wife, Sheri Moon, as Lily Munster, the matriarch of the Munster household. Jeff Daniel Phillips plays Herman, and Daniel Roebuck will be taking the Grandpa role.
Zombie said he based casting on certified chemistry…
I wanted to cast people that had worked together a lot. I couldn’t risk getting on set in Budapest and going, my leads aren’t getting along, they have no chemistry. So that’s why I chose the cast I chose. Jeff Daniel Phillips and Sheri Moon Zombie and Daniel Roebuck, they work together a lot and I knew they would just fall right into it.
The Munsters is set to be released this fall. No word on an exact release date, but we’ll keep you posted. Check out the teaser below…
Rob Zombie is known for his gory films, but the filmmaker insists his upcoming reboot of ‘The Munsters‘ will not feature the violent and twisted part of his brain.
He announced on Instagram that the film will be rated PG, which means it’ll be more family-oriented than any film Zombie has made before.
For those of you speculating, wondering and assuming that ‘The Munsters’ would be dirty, violent and nasty…well, you are wrong. It’s all good down on Mockingbird Lane.
The source material is of course the successful sitcom, which gained popularity in the 1960s. The sitcom was family-friendly, but some people believed Zombie’s involvement in the film reboot would mean they were going dark with the movie.
He announced last summer that he was given the all clear to write and direct the reimagining. Filming has been going down these past few months, and some people believe the movie could be released as soon as October 2022.
Although, there is a possibility it gets pushed back to 2023. We’ll keep you posted. Sources say it looks like a streaming play at this point, which means a theatrical release is not likely.
Rob Zombie’s style of directing might not be for everyone, but for some people, it is everything. Back in 2005, Zombie released one of his best films, The Devil’s Rejects. It was a spinoff of his directorial debut, House of 1,000 Corpses.
For those who don’t remember, The Devil’s Rejects ended in a huge shootout scene that appeared to end the lives of Captain Spaulding, Otis and Baby. It was assumed that the Firefly family was dead.
Which makes this news from Bloody Disgusting a bit confusing. The site has confirmed that Zombie will direct a follow-up to The Devil’s Rejects. We’re not sure if it will be a spinoff or possibly a prequel, but we know the 52-year-old filmmaker is going to bring back the franchise.
It’s news we should have expected. He had been teasing a return to the franchise for several months now. No word on when he plans to start filming, but we will keep you posted.
By the way, if you want to check out some of Zombie’s latest work, you can watch the trailer for ’31’ below. Zombie wrote and directed the horror flick, which follows five kidnapped carnival workers.
“There are two things you can be sure of in my films: 1) There will be a character named Fitzgibbon. And 2) There will be a Rob Zombie voice cameo. Yesterday Rob came by to lend his voice to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Now it’ll be up to you guys to find it.”
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will hit theaters May 5, 2017.
No one just “likes” a Rob Zombie film. You either absolutely love them or you absolutely hate them. I’ve never met anyone who was on the fence about Rob Zombie. You’re either over the fence partying with Rob…or you’re trying to build the fence higher so none of those freaks enter your yard.
Where do I stand? I’m over the fence. I enjoy his films simply because they’re so insane. His style is unique and you always know what to expect going in. However, I completely understand why some people hate his work.
And if you’re one of those people, you probably won’t like the trailer below. Zombie’s latest horror-thriller titled ‘31‘ premiered at Sundance earlier this year and will be released on September 16. According to blabbermouth, the film follows “five carnival workers who are kidnapped and held hostage in an abandoned, Hell-like compound where they are forced to participate in a violent game, the goal of which is to survive twelve hours against a gang of sadistic clowns.”
While watching the trailer, you might get a Hunger Games vibe, especially during the cutaway shots of the woman, who looks like she’s straight outta The Capitol, laughing her silly little head off.
The first two times Zombie presented the movie to the MPAA ratings board, it was hit with an NC-17 rating. He was forced to cut some of the film’s most violent scenes to get that R rating. But don’t worry, an unrated DVD version will be available to purchase.