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The First Teaser For Rob Zombie's 'The Munsters' Offers Further Proof That This Incredible Thing Really Exists


For the last year-plus, there's been this crazy rumor going around that Rob Zombie, metal god-turned-filmmaker of hard-R nightmares like The Devil's Rejects, was making a movie of The Munsters, the beloved '60s sitcom about lovable, benign monsters. What's more, it would be a family-friendly affair, nothing like his unspeakably intense contributions to the Halloween franchise. Last fall, Zombie shared a behind-the-scenes photo, proving that this incredible thing was real. And now there's a teaser to show, no, really, Rob Zombie made a nice-looking Munsters movie.

Indeed, Zombie is so serious about recreating the good vibes of the original show, which ran for a mere two seasons in the mid-'60s, that the majority of the teaser simply recreates the show's opening credits. It's even in black-and-white! The big difference is the new cast: Jeff Daniel Philips as Frankenstein's creature lookalike Herman Munster, Sheri Moon Zombie as vampiric Lily Munster, and Daniel Roebuck as her dad, the one known as Grandpa. The footage shifts to color for its final moments, in case you thought Zombie would be fully faithful to the original.

Of course, it's still a typical Rob Zombie in some ways. He didn't cast big stars. Instead, he stuck with regulars, including his wife, who's appeared in all of his films. Will they be a bickering family, shouting and yelling as they so frequently do in Zombie's films? Or will it really be one of those improbably nice films from an extreme artist, like that time David Lynch made an incredibly nice and lovely G-rated movie about Richard Farnsworth riding a lawnmower cross country? We'll found out later this year when the movie is released.

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'The Munsters': Herman, Lily fall in love in trailer for Rob Zombie film


Rob Zombie is giving a glimpse of his new film The Munsters.

The 57-year-old singer, musician and filmmaker released a trailer for the movie Wednesday.

The Munsters is a prequel film to the 1960s sitcom of the same name, which ran from 1964 to 1966 on CBS. The original series follows the titular Munsters, a family of monsters.

The new movie will explore how Herman Munster (Jeff Daniel Phillips) and Lily Munster (Sheri Moon Zombie) met and fell in love, despite Grandpa (Daniel Roebuck) being opposed to the marriage.

"I knew the moment I laid eyes on you that you were special. I understand if you don't feel the same," Lily tells Herman in the trailer. "I'm just a regular gal living a normal, boring life."

Richard Brake, Sylvester McCoy, Jorge Garcia, Catherine Schell and Cassandra Peterson also have roles.

The Munsters is written and directed by Zombie, who is known for the horror films House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects. The Munsters will be a family film and is set for release in the fall by Universal 1440 Entertainment.

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Omg! What a waste of time. I tried to watch the whole thing, I really did but I could only stomach 50 minutes of it.

Lowest rating I've ever given:

No stars.