Rob Zombie Tapped to Direct ‘The Munsters’ Feature Film at Universal

Coming in from Variety, rock musician-turned filmmaker Rob Zombie will direct a feature-length version of The Munsters at Universal Pictures.

Known for his horror-themed music and image, Zombie has had a lifelong passion for the 1960’s sitcom going so far as to name his song Dragula after car of the same name that was featured on the show.

He made the announcement via his official Instagram page, which can be seen here:

The Munsters ran for two seasons from September 1964 to May 1966 with 70 episodes in total.

Fred Gwynne, Yvonne De Carlo, Al Lewis, Butch Patrick and Beverley Owen, who was replaced later by Pat Priest, starred as a family of friendly monsters who move from Transylvania to suburban America. It’s there where they try to fit in despite their frightening appearances and quirks.

At Universal, The Munsters will be produced in the studio’s 1440 Entertainment division, which is catered to home viewing entertainment opposite of its theatrical releases.

It is not yet known if the film is a complete remake or a continuation of the original series. This marks Zombie’s first film project with a major studio since 2009’s Halloween II.

Check back for updates on Rob Zombie’s The Munsters.

Mark McCurley
Since Mark was four years old he has always loved the horror genre, even when his mother would be a good parent and not let him watch such films. It was when he would sneak into the Horror section at the video store called Tommy K's that he would see all of the VHS covers of classics like Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street. During his time as a journalism major and news staff writer at Southern CT State University, he had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren before a seminar in 2009 at the Lyman Center on campus.

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