Rob Zombie has been known to be pretty scary, but it looks like he’s toned down the gore for his pet project The Munsters.
The Munsters–the first Zombie film not to earn an R rating–officially was rated PG, but fans of the decidedly different filmmaker (and the offbeat TV show) can take heart. The MPAA rating is based on the movie’s “macabre and suggestive material, scary images and language.”
The film–which has been shooting in Budapest–does not yet have a release date, but is expected to hit theaters (and possibly Peacock) sometime later this year.
The Munsters stars Jeff Daniel Phillips as Herman, Sheri Moon Zombie as Lily, Daniel Roebuck as Grandpa, Sylvester McCoy as Igor (not the bat from the TV show), Catherine Shell as Zoya Krupp, Richard Brake as Dr. Henry Augustus Wolfgang and Jorge Garcia as Floop (the good doctor’s assistant and Herman’s best bud).
The TV series that inspired the film–which ran on CBS for 70 episodes from 1964-1965 (and seems to be alive in reruns all over the world)–starred Fred Gwynne as Herman, Yvonne De Carlo as Lily and Al Lewis as Grandpa, with Butch Patrick as son Eddie and Beverley Owen (later replaced by Pat Priest) as niece Marilyn.
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