Universal 1440 Entertainment still hasn’t announced when they plan to release writer/director Rob Zombie’s feature update of the classic sitcom The Munsters, but they have only taken one step to get the film out into the world. They have unveiled the poster for Zombie’s The Munsters, with Screen Rant looking at it for the first time. The poster can be found at the bottom of this article.
The Munsters ran for two seasons, from September 1964 to May 1966, and consisted of 70 episodes. (You can buy the complete series at THIS LINK.) The Show
played Fred Gwynne as Frankenstein’s monster and head of the household Herman Munster; Yvonne De Carlo as his wife Lily Munster; Al Lewis as Lily’s father, Grandpa, the somewhat over-the-hill vampire Count Dracula who longs for the “good old days” in Transylvania; Beverley Owen (later replaced by Pat Priest) as their teenage niece Marilyn Munster, who was attractive by conventional standards but the “ugly duckling” of the family; and Butch Patrick as their werewolf-like son Eddie Munster.
Zombies The Munsters starring Jeff Daniel Phillips as Herman, Sheri Moon Zombie as Lily, Daniel Roebuck as The Count, Richard Brake as mad scientist Dr. Henry Augustus Wolfgang, Catherine Schell as a gypsy woman named Zoya Krupp, Jorge Garcia as Herman’s friend Floop, Tomas Boykin as Lily’s werewolf brother Lester, Cassandra “Elvira” Peterson as real estate agent Barbara Carr, Dee Wallace as the voice of Good Morning Transylvania and Sylvester McCoy as Igor, the loyal servant of the Munsters. Jeremy Wheeling, Roderick Hill and Mark Griffith are also there, Mr. Gateman, mr. Goodbury and Mr. Graves, the owners of the Gateman, Goodbury and Graves Funeral Home. Sitcom cast member Pat Priest is there, possibly reprising the role of Marilyn, and her sitcom co-star Butch Patrick will play The Tin Can Man.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Zombie said his movie The Munsters is
100 percent in the spirit of the show. I didn’t want it to be any different. I wanted to fully retain the atmosphere it had in the 60s.”
His dedication to preserving the spirit of the show is evident in the film’s PG rating for “Macabre and evocative material, scary images and language”†
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