Rob Zombie is a man of many talents whose name is respected equally as much in music as it is in film. His heavy metal style of music matches the energy of his movies with works like House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects regarded highly among horror and thriller film aficionados. His most recent film 3 from Hell released just before the pandemic hit in 2019 and theaters were forced to shut down for over an entire year, likely leaving fans of the musician-director relatively pleased before they were trapped in their house during this time. Now as we are coming out of quarantine and theaters are opening again, Zombie has signed up to direct a new film based upon the classic 1960’s sitcom The Munsters.
First airing in September of 1964 on CBS, The Munsters was a sitcom based upon a family of Transylvanian-American monsters. Hailing from an area of Romania notorious for a history of vampires, the eccentric family’s run lasted 70 episodes before coming to an end in 1966. Since then the show has been deemed a classic piece of Hollywood history, inspiring an array of pop culture references grandparents have passed down multiple generations. Now, the esteemed show is being revived, but this time as a movie. It even already has an impressive name working behind the camera with legendary filmmaker and musician Rob Zombie set to man the camera. The project will be produced in partnership with Universal through their Universal 1440 Entertainment imprint.
Universal certainly made a great selection asking for Zombie’s help directing the film. The man certainly has an eye for the bizarre and unique, two things that The Munsters certainly are. It will be interesting to see who Zombie and Universal cast in the upcoming project, with some eccentric names likely already popping into the heads of some readers. We will just have to wait and see; until then, remain on the lookout for further updates about The Munsters movie.