Rob Zombie, known for his slasher movies and the remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, has now taken on another project as director and producer of a film based on the 1960s family sitcom The Munsters. This new version of The Munsters, titled The Munsters – A New American Comedy, takes place prior to events from the series’ reboot, The Munsters Rebooted. The movie follows Eddie Munster as he grows up and deals with the odd lifestyle that comes with being the son of Herman and Lily Munster. The Munsters – A New American Comedy Film by Rob Zombie
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Director + Writer:
Rob Zombie is an American musician, film director, screenwriter, and film producer. He rose to fame as a founding member of the heavy metal band White Zombie, releasing four studio albums with the group.
Rob Zombie’s first solo effort was a song titled Hands of Death (Burn Baby Burn) which became a Top 10 hit on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in 1997. His debut studio album Hellbilly Deluxe (1998), released following his departure from White Zombie, was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). His second studio album The Sinister Urge (2001) became his second platinum record in the United States. In 2003, he released his third studio album Educated Horses, which failed to match the commercial success of its predecessors. In 2006, he released the compilation album Past, Present & Future: The Definitive Retrospective.
Stars + Cast:
The film stars Malin Akerman as Marilyn, Jerry O’Connell as Herman, Alia Shawkat as Eddie, and Finn Wolfhard as Grandpa. The film also features Thomas Mann and Jack Black in supporting roles.
Cassandra Peterson Portrays Barbara Carr
Cassandra Peterson, star of Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, will portray Barbara Carr in the film. Peterson is best known for her role as a horror host and television personality who has appeared in over 100 movies and television shows. In 2005, she won a Golden Turkey Award for Worst Actress for her performance in Elvira’s Haunted Hills. The film will be produced by horror director Rob Zombie who was born Robert Bartleh Cummings.
Sheri Moon Zombie Portrays Lily Aka Donna Doomley
Rob Zombie’s new film The Munsters is a refreshing take on the classic television show from the 1960s. Sheri Moon Zombie, who also portrays Lily Doomley in Reboot of The Munsters portrays Donna Doomley in The Munsters. She has long blonde hair and wears a red dress with black leggings and black high heels. She can be seen smoking in one scene of the trailer as well as holding an electric guitar in another.
Jeff Daniel Phillips Portrays Herman / Zombo / Shecky Von Rathbone
Jeff Daniel Phillips is an actor and a stand-up comedian. He first achieved prominence with his portrayal of Herman Munster in the reboot of The Munsters. His performances have been met with praise from critics, who commended Phillips for bringing both humor and heart to the role. On May 23, 2020 at 8:00pm EST on CBS Network’s premiere night, a new episode will air titled Funny Business (episode three).
Annie Wilkes has just killed Nurse Dora and Marilyn Munster wants to find out what happened so she calls Hester for help.
Richard Brake Portrays Dr. Henry Augustus Wolfgang / Orlock
Richard Brake, a popular actor in the horror genre, portrays Dr. Henry Augustus Wolfgang / Orlock. Brake has an impressive résumé that includes films such as Halloween, Anaconda, and The Descent. He is best known for portraying iconic villains such as the Joker in Batman: The Dark Knight, Darth Vader in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and Death Eaters in the Harry Potter series.
Daniel Roebuck Portrays The Count / Ezra Mosher
Anchoring the story is Count Dracula, played by Daniel Roebuck, who has just moved to America with his family and is trying to fit in. The rest of the family includes Mavis (Reba McEntire), Lily (Emma Stone), Herman (Bill Skarsgård) and Grandpa (Stephen Graham). They’re all trying to adapt to life in America while still clinging on to their own customs.
Butch Patrick Portrays Voice of Tin Can Man
Butch Patrick is best known for his roles as Eddie Haskell in Leave It To Beaver and Lurch in the original 1960s television version of The Addams Family. He also portrayed voice of Tin Can Man, who was a regular on the show. In the reboot, he will not only be voicing Tin Can Man, but also playing his role onscreen.
Dee Wallace Portrays Good Morning Transylvania Announcer
Dee Wallace is a veteran actress, who has been in the industry for over 40 years and has had major roles in both film and television. Among her credits are E.T., Cujo, The Howling, Critters and many more. She can currently be seen in the Netflix original series, Stranger Things.
Sylvester McCoy Portrays Igor
In Rob Zombie’s new comedy film, The Munsters (2020), McCoy plays Igor, a hunchbacked assistant to Herman Munster. The film marks McCoy’s first major role in a major Hollywood production. McCoy is best known for his roles in Doctor Who and the Harry Potter series.
Julie Adams Portrays Lawrence (archive footage)
Julie Adams is an actress, best known for her role as Julie James in the 1954 film Creature from the Black Lagoon. She also portrayed Evelyn Ankers in The Beast with a Million Eyes (1955), and Dr. Constance Harford in Psycho II (1983). In 1978 she won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for playing Lillian Hellman in Julia, which was broadcast on NBC.
Pat Priest Portrays Transylvania Airlines Announcer
Jorge Garcia Portrays Floop
Catherine Schell Portrays Zoya Krupp
Boris Karloff Portrays Imhotep (archive footage)
Tomas Boykin Portrays Lester
Jerry Mathers Portrays The Beaver (archive footage)
Richard Carlson Portrays Dr. David Reed (archive footage)
Zita Johann Portrays Helen Grosvenor (archive footage)
Lou Costello Portrays Tubby (archive footage)
Stanley Fafara Portrays Whitey Whitney (archive footage)
Richard Correll Portrays Richard Rickover (archive footage)
Katia Bokor Portrays Transylvania Airlines Flight Attendant
Bud Abbott Portrays Slim (archive footage)
Jeremy Wheeler Portrays Mr. Gateman
Mark Murray Portrays Alan Boothby (archive footage)
Fred Coury Portrays The Raven / Voice of Pennywhacker
Laurent Winkler Portrays Shelly Von Rathbone
Roderick Hill Portrays Mr. Goodbury
Eddie Parker Portrays Mr. Hyde (archive footage)
Mark Griffith Portrays Mr. Graves
Dusán Vitanovics Portrays Toby Mizzy
Levente Törköly Portrays Bela Krupp
Orsolya Kötél Portrays Woman
Renáta Kiss Portrays Uncle Gilbert
Viktor Egri Portrays Tin Can Man
Dóra Köves Portrays Bloody Lady
Zoltán Koppány Portrays Lord Butt
Judit Dobos Portrays Lady Fingers
Miklós Kapácsy Portrays Shady Magoon
Márton Vincze Portrays Marcel Escargot
Ádám Zambrzyscki Portrays Ape Man
György Hermann Portrays Creepy Jack
Bence Balogh Portrays Mummified Waiter
Storyline + Release Date
In The Munsters, the family is still living in Transylvania, but now they are being terrorized by a new neighbor, Dr. Von Helsing and his family of vampires who want to move them out of their home to make room for themselves. To stop this from happening, Herman and Lily bring up the idea of moving to America. They hear about a place called Mockingbird Heights in Los Angeles, California which is a safe haven for creatures like them.
Production + Budget
Rob Zombie, director and producer of the upcoming film, has spent the last three years working on what he hopes will be his most successful film yet. He’s been working closely with Warner Brothers to produce a big budget film that is expected to earn over 100 million dollars in its first week. He’s also enlisted some of the biggest names in Hollywood to star in his movie, including Marilyn Manson as Grandpa, Sarah Michelle Gellar as Lily Munster and Johnny Depp as Eddie Munster.
This film has been met with mixed reviews. Some film critics believed that the reboot was destined for failure, and others praised the new take on an old classic. Critics also questioned whether or not this reboot would be a success in comparison to the original series, Reboot of The Munsters (which ran from 1964-1966) that followed a family of monsters who moved from Transylvania to live in America.
Box Office Performance
Zombie’s remake of the 1960s family sitcom of the same name follows a family of monsters who move from Transylvania to Los Angeles in order to live closer to their human relatives. The film stars Marilyn Manson, Portia de Rossi, and Malcolm McDowell with Johnny Knoxville, Lew Temple, and Juliette Lewis as supporting characters.
Is The Munsters going to be a horror movie?
No, The Munsters is not a horror movie. In fact, it’s a comedy. It follows the original TV show from the 60s and early 70s. The movie is set in modern day Transylvania which is inhabited by all types of monsters. Despite being in Transylvania, there are no vampires or werewolves; just your everyday type of scaries like zombies and ghosts.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is Marilyn related to The Munsters?
Marilyn Monroe, born Norma Jeane Mortenson, was an American actress and model. She became a major sex symbol, starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s and early 1960s. In 1952, she married baseball player Joe DiMaggio and they were married for nine months before divorcing in October 1954. She married Arthur Miller, who later won Pulitzer Prize for drama and Tony Award for best playwright, on June 29, 1956.
Are The Munsters monsters?
Rob Zombie has chosen to adapt the 1960s TV series The Munsters into a new film. The story of this film will take place before the events previously adapted in the Reboot of The Munsters, that followed a family of monsters who moves from Transylvania to modern-day America.
Were The Munsters ever in color?
No, but the reboot of The Munsters is in color! In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, writer and director, Rob Zombie said I wanted to be able to make the show in color. I didn’t want to do it all black-and-white. However, he also pointed out that fans who prefer the original black-and-white version can watch it as an option on Netflix.
Which came first The Munsters or the Addams Family?
The Addams Family first appeared on television in 1964, and the Munsters came to television in the early 1960s. That means that The Addams Family came first and was created before The Munsters, but both are considered classics of their era.
What will The Munsters be rated?
According to the MPAA, The Munsters is rated R. This rating means that it contains strong horror violence, pervasive language and some sexual content. It is not appropriate for children under the age of 18. The Munsters – A New American Comedy Film by Rob Zombie