A new Rob Zombie film always brings excitement to the scene. Only this time the hype is even bigger since the musician and filmmaker is currently working on the full-color feature film adaptation of the TV classic The Munsters (1964–1966).
Responsible for some of the most exciting horror films of the new century like House of 1000 Corpses (2003), The Devil’s Rejects (2005), The Lords of Salem (2012), 3 from Hell (2019), and the remake Halloween (2007) and its sequel Halloween II (2009), this time he has written and is directing a more family-oriented movie with The Munsters. In fact, this will mark the first time a Rob Zombie film is not R-Rated.
This reboot of The Munsters follows a family of monsters who moves from Transylvania to an American suburb. The main cast is full of Rob Zombie regulars and horror classics and is formed by Sheri Moon Zombie, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Daniel Roebuck, Cassandra Peterson, Dee Wallace, Jorge Garcia, Richard Brake, Catherine Schell, Sylvester McCoy, Pat Priest, and Tomas Boykin.
In a conversation with Entertainment Weekly, the filmmaker stated that “I knew that if I went in and demanded ‘This movie is going to be in black and white or forget it!’ we would not be talking about The Munsters right now, because it would have never happened. I guaran-f—ing-tee it. But what I did do is I made the colors sort of hyper-real. I noticed when the actors were in their makeup and they were just walking around, getting lunch or whatever, they looked like cartoon characters come to life. They were just so insanely colorful. I was like, I have to light the movie in the same fashion. It really seemed at all times like a live-action cartoon, which was really exciting”.
Most of the main filming wrapped late in May, so now we are pleased with the first official teaser for the movie by Universal Pictures. You can watch it here.