The full trailer for Rob Zombie’s Munsters Movie Trailer
The full trailer for Rob Zombie’s The Munsters reboot was recently released, and fans of the classic series are extremely divided on the movie. The trailer for Rob Zombie’s The Munsters was recently released, and fans of the classic TV series are extremely divided. Set to release in September 2022, the film serves as a prequel and reboot of the original ’60s television show of the same name, which ran for two seasons. Zombie’s prequel follows the origins of Herman and Lily Munster and the love story that unfolds. The reboot stars Sheri Moon Zombie as Lily, Jeff Daniel Phillips as Herman, and Daniel Roebuck as Grandpa.
Rob Zombie is best known for his work within the horror genre, notably the Firefly trilogy and 2007’s Halloween reboot. Despite Zombie and his wife Sheri Moon Zombie being huge fans of The Munsters television series, fans were immediately concerned when it was announced he was helming a reboot, given his previous gruesome horror movies. The director has continuously kept fans in the loop on the film’s progress, most recently in the form of The Munsters official trailer, which offered new plot details and a fresh look at Zombie’s surprisingly colorful take on The Munsters.
Rob Zombie’s The Munsters Must Include Herman’s Perfect Message For a family of werewolves, vampires, etc., the Munsters are more human than most think, and Rob Zombie needs to embrace Herman’s timeless message. Rob Zombie’s The Munsters must include Herman Munster’s perfect message to audiences to channel the nature of the whimsically morbid sitcom. Based on the original TV series, The Munsters promises to be a modern take on classic characters. While Zombie’s promotional materials are a homage to the past, the question remains if he’ll remember the most important lesson the Transylvanian-American family had to teach.
Premiering in 1964, The Munsters had a new take on the classic Universal Monsters, removing them from their traditional role as horror movie villains. Starring television icons such as Fred Gwynne, Yvonne De Carlo, and Al Lewis, below The Munsters’ sitcom jokes and creepy aesthetics, it was about a loving family with some strange ideas of what was considered “normal.” After its cancellation in 1966, The Munsters later had multiple movies, spinoffs, and reimaginings, cementing their place in pop culture.
Zombie has long said The Munsters is a passion project for him and that he wanted to make it as authentic to the original series as possible. Previous teases of the movie certainly seemed like he was fulfilling that promise, so it’s a shame this latest update is receiving such mixed responses. It’s possible the trailer doesn’t do The Munsters justice, but it is clearly not what fans were expecting from the reboot. The Munsters is completely different than anything Zombie has done in the past and it doesn’t look like fans are quite sold on him taking on a PG property.
Universal will continue to ramp up the marketing for The Munsters with September quickly approaching. Unfortunately, it is too late to make any significant changes since The Munsters has officially wrapped filming. It’s possible the film can be visually changed with the colors being toned down, but even that won’t correct the major problems fans seem to be having with the movie. Some are hesitant to cast judgment on the film until they see it, yet the mixed reactions to the full-length trailer is a troubling development for Zombie’s The Munsters.
Satirizing sitcoms and reflecting the era’s social changes, for something considered so wholesome and campy, The Munsters were groundbreaking with messages that are still relevant today. Ideas such as families aren’t one-size-fits-all, and the concept of “normal” being relative became part of a kooky gothic TV movement shared with The Addams Family. However, the entire series’ credo can be summarized in The Munsters, Season 1, Episode 19, “Eddie’s Nickname,” through Herman Munster. If Rob Zombie is to honor what made the show great and reinforce why the Munster family is still needed today, the secret is in Herman’s iconic speech about acceptance, self-worth, and content of character.
Herman, Grandpa, and Lily so timeless, sympathetic, and fun. They faced more than their share of challenges from people who didn’t quite understand their offbeat lifestyle, which sometimes came with discrimination. In the previously mentioned episode, young Eddie Munster struggled with his self-image after being bullied for it. Attempting to change his appearance with Grandpa’s potions, hijinks ensued for Eddie, but at the end of them, Herman gave these words of wisdom: “The lesson I want you to learn is it doesn’t matter what you look like: tall or short or fat or thin, ugly or handsome, like your father. You could be black or yellow or white; it doesn’t matter,” Herman explained; before concluding: “What does matter is the size of your heart and the strength of your character.” The series’ message was as pertinent then as it is now, reflecting the civil rights movements at the time, and since then has gone viral (via Youtube).
Rob Zombie’s The Munsters are returning, hopefully with full hearts, open minds, and everything needed to create a monster hit. Herman and his family still have a lot to teach those willing to lend an ear, with words of wisdom and a few laughs along the way. Perhaps the lesson to be learned by Rob Zombie’s reboot is that some values are as immortal and timeless as the Munster family themselves.