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Rob Zombie shares first look at ‘The Munsters’ reboot

The filmmaker and singer has posted a picture of the cast for the upcoming reboot of the much-loved spooky sitcom

By Grace Almond

The Munsters
The cast of The Munsters (Picture: Rob Zombie)

Rob Zombie has debuted a photo of the cast for his upcoming reboot of the 1960s sitcom ‘The Munsters’.

The cult film director, also known for being one of the founding members of the American heavy metal band White Zombie, shared a picture of the cast on set on Twitter and Instagram yesterday (October 18).

He wrote: “Since Halloween is rapidly approaching, I thought it was the perfect time to MEET THE MUNSTERS!”

While further plot details are yet to be announced, it has been reported that the film will follow the family of monsters as they relocate from Transylvania to America, similar to the original sitcom.

This isn’t the first teaser Zombie has shared. Over the last few months, he has been working on the film in Hungary, sharing updates with pictures of the house’s construction, special effects and makeup tests, with his 2.2 million followers. 

The original sitcom was a satirical look at American suburban life, and paid homage to traditional monster movies, following a family of monsters who moved to the fictional city of Mockingbird Heights in America. While it only lasted for two seasons, it achieved higher ratings than the similarly-themed ‘The Addams Family’, which aired around the same time.

This isn’t the first time the story of ‘The Munsters’ has been revived: in 2012, NBC aired a pilot for a show called ‘Mockingbird Lane’, and a revival series called ‘The Munsters Today’ was aired for three seasons in the late-‘80s and early-‘90s.

Zombie’s latest photo sees the family sat in front of a newly completed reimagining of the iconic 1313 Mockingbird Lane, the house where the family in the original sitcom lived. 

Zombie is no stranger to directing horror films – he has previously worked on the ninth and tenth installments of John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ slasher franchise, as well as the 2016 carnival survival film, ‘31’. ‘The Munsters’, however, is set to be a more family-friendly movie, with familiar faces from Rob Zombie’s previous projects, including Jeff Daniel Phillips as Herman, Dan Roebuck as Grandpa, and Sheri Moon Zombie (his wife), as Lily.