‘The Munsters’ Reboot Big 3 Confirmed By Rob Zombie

OK, but is Spot still belching fire under the stairs?

Decidedly different filmmaker/musician Rob Zombie this week finally gave horror fans a good look at the major players in his feature film reboot of The Munsters TV series. An Instagram post seen on this page, courtesy of movieweb.com, shows the three actors long rumored to play the three leading roles.

The director confirmed in his post that the Halloween season is “the perfect time to meet the Munsters. Direct from the set in good old Hungary,” Zombie wrote, “I present Herman, Lily and the Count sitting in front of the newly completed 1313 Mockingbird Lane.”

Jeff Daniel Phillips will play Herman, Sheri Moon Zombie has been cast as Lily and Dan Roebuck is the irascible Grandpa in the film that will likely start filming soon. No debut date has yet been confirmed, but rumor has it the reboot will have a day-and-date release in theaters and on Peacock.

No other cast members have been confirmed, but other names being bandied about for undisclosed roles include Richard Blake, Sylvester McCoy, Jorge Garcia and even Elvira herself–Cassandra Peterson.

Zombie–a self-professed Munsters fanatic–reportedly has been sweating the details on this film–including making sure the iconic mansion (“the most perfect Munsters house since 1964″) and wardrobe are as accurate as possible.

The Munsters–which ran for 70 episodes on CBS from 1964-1966–starred Fred Gwynne as Herman, Yvonne De Carlo as Lily and Al Lewis as Grandpa, with Butch Patrick as Eddie and Beverley Owen (later replaced by Pat Priest) as Marilyn.

Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on Rob Zombie’s The Munsters.

 

Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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