The Munsters is a 2022 American comedy horror film about a family of monsters that moves from Transylvania to a US suburb.
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The Hero Squared-Universal 1440 Entertainment production stars Jeff Daniel Phillips as Herman Munster, Sheri Moon Zombie as Lily Munster and Daniel Roebuck as Grandpa Munster. Dee Wallace, Cassandra Peterson (Elvira), Richard Brake, Jorge Garcia and Sylvester McCoy also star.
Rob Zombie told Entertainment Weekly: “Yeah, it’s 100 per cent in the spirit of the show. I didn’t want it to be different. I wanted to totally retain the vibe that it had in the ’60s.”
Zombie also told EW: “I knew that if I went in and demanded ‘This movie’s going to be in black and white or forget it!’ we would not be talking about the Munsters right now, because it would have never happened. I guaran-f—ing-tee it. But what I did do is I made the colours sort of hyper-real. I noticed when the actors were in their makeup and they were just walking around, getting lunch or whatever, they looked like cartoon characters come to life. They were just so insanely colourful. I was like, I have to light the movie in the same fashion. It really seemed at all times like a live-action cartoon, which was really exciting.”
The Munsters will be released later in 2022 on a date to be announced by Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production arm of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group.
Cast and characters:
Cassandra Peterson … Barbara Carr
Dee Wallace … Good Morning Transylvania Host
Jeff Daniel Phillips … Herman Munster
Sheri Moon Zombie … Lily Munster
Daniel Roebuck … Grandpa Munster
Jorge Garcia … Floop
Richard Brake … Doctor Henry Augustus Wolfgang
Catherine Schell … Zoya Krupp
Sylvester McCoy … Igor
Tomas Boykin … Lester
Jeremy Wheeler … Mr Gateman
Roderick Hill … Mr Goodbury
Mark Griffith … Mr Graves
Image credit: Universal 1440 Entertainment