Rob Zombie‘s new feature film reboot of The Munsters is coming this Halloween season, and the full official trailer has been released online today, teasing the origin of “the greatest love story ever told”.
It has also been revealed that the movie will be released this September.
Returning legacy cast members include Butch Patrick, who of course played young Eddie Munster in the original 1964-1966 series and in the franchise’s first feature film, 1966’s Munster, Go Home, will play the character Tin Can Man in the movie. Patrick joins his Munsters show co-star Pat Priest, who played the role of Marilyn Munster in the series starting in Episode 14 and has been announced to be appearing in Zombie’s film.
Jeff Daniel Phillips plays Herman Munster, with Sheri Moon Zombie as Lily Munster and Zombie regular Daniel Roebuck as The Count (Grandpa). Sylvester McCoy plays Igor (the name of Grandpa’s pet bat in the TV series), and horror icons Cassandra Peterson (aka Elvira) and Dee Wallace have also joined the cast.
The film will also introduce new characters, including Richard Brake (31, 3 from Hell) as Dr. Henry Augustus Wolfgang, Catherine Schell (Space: 1999, The Return of the Pink Panther) as gypsy queen Zoya Krupp the gypsy queen, and Jorge Garcia (Lost) as Floop, described by Zombie as “Dr. Wolfgang’s hunchback assistant and Herman Munster’s best buddy.”
Zombie has recently revealed that legacy characters Uncle Gilbert and Zombo are also back.
The MPA has rated Rob Zombie’s The Munsters PG for “macabre and suggestive material, scary images, and language.”
The longtime front man of heavy metal pioneers White Zombie and later his own band since White Zombie’s breakup in 1998, Rob Zombie has previously directed the Firefly Family Trilogy – House of 1,000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects, and 3 From Hell – as well as the 2007 Halloween remake and its 2009 sequel, in addition to The Lords of Salem, 31, and The Haunted World of El Superbeasto.
Zombie’s first massive hit as a solo artist was the 1998 song “Dragula,” inspired by the coffin-styled drag racer driven by the Munsters in the original TV series, which ran from 1964 to 1966 on CBS.
The Munsters will be released this September by Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production arm of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group that develops and produces films for worldwide distribution across all non-theatrical platforms.
You can watch the official trailer for Rob Zombie’s The Munsters below, and look for our breakdown later today on our YouTube channel.
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