Rob Zombie’s ‘The Munsters’: Release Date, Trailer, Cast, and Everything We Know So Far

Over 50 years after the original family first appeared on screen, the ghoulish family of loving monsters The Munsters is making a comeback in a reboot directed by none other than horror movie and rock music icon Rob Zombie. In an Instagram post, Zombie stated that he is definitely directing a remake of the satirical 1960s sitcom. He claimed to have been pursuing the concept for the past 20 years. You’ve come to the right place if you want to learn more about the contemporary revival of the iconic monster family franchise. What is known thus far about the Zombified reboot movie is included below.

When Will The Munsters Be Released?

The Munsters revival is expected to be released in July 2022, once production was completed. On September 27, 2022, the movie will be available to stream on Netflix (All of Us Are Dead Season 2). Lacking Netflix (Sweet Home Season 2)? The movie will also be released on Blu-ray, digital, and DVD on the same day (along with special features).

Watch The Munsters Trailer

On June 8, 2022, a teaser trailer for The Munsters was unveiled. It begins with a black-and-white reproduction of the show’s opening before switching to “live color” as Herman, Lily, and Grandpa awkwardly sit on a couch. The “strangest love story ever told,” according to a full-length trailer that was released in July 2022, was the subject of the film. Shortly after the initial trailer, a new one was unveiled, this one announcing the Blu-ray, digital, and DVD release dates. Check it out here:

Who Stars in the Ghoulish Cast of The Munsters?

Jeff Herman Munster, the silly, slack-jawed head of household fashioned by Dr. Frankenstein in a laboratory, will be portrayed by Daniel Phillips. Dan Roebuck will play Grandpa, also known as The Count, Herman’s father-in-law, who yearns for the days of old in Transylvania. And who is this seductive being with an unquenchable thirst for the dead? Why, it’s Sheri Moon Zombie as Herman’s vampire wife Lily, who sports a white stripe through her dark hair that is reminiscent of the original Frankenstein wife.

Richard Brake will play Dr. Henry Augustus Wolfgang in the film. Sylvester McCoy will play Igor. Jorge Garcia will play Floop. Catherine Schell will play Zoya Krupp. Cassandra Peterson will play Barbara Carr. Dee Wallace will provide the voice of “Good Morning Transylvania.” Jeremy Wheeler will play Mr. Gateman. Tomas Boykin will play Lester. In addition, although Pat Priest and Butch Patrick from the original series will be featured in the relaunch, the actors who played Herman, Lily, and Grandpa in the original series, Fred Gwynne, Yvonne De Carlo, and Al Lewis, have all since passed away.

What Will the New Munsters Film Be About?

Rob Zombie’s 'The Munsters': Release Date, Trailer, Cast, and Everything We Know So Far
The Munsters © Netflix

Some people are worried about what might happen to the family-friendly sitcom that is now in Rob Zombie’s hands due to his history of employing a substantial quantity of blood and gore in his films. Now that the film has a PG rating, those individuals can relax. Self-taught filmmaker Zombie is well renowned for his dark films, like The Devil’s Rejects and House of 1000 Corpses, which feature bizarre and horrific hillbillies.

However, in an interview, Zombie discusses what inspired him to love the horror genre so much, claiming that growing up in the 1960s, “there were TV shows like The Munsters, The Addams Family, and The Twilight Zone. There was so much horror stuff. I think that all influenced me. Ever since then I’ve been into it.”

One can infer from the photos he has posted on social media that he won’t veer too far from the classic show’s original aesthetic. And who better to take on the reboot than Rob Zombie, who is rumored to be a huge fan of the show and whose song, “Dragula,” is named after the Munsters’ drag-racing-winning car that Grandpa built. Grandpa said in a 1966 episode, “I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gotten laid solely because of the car! “, which is precisely quoted in the song’s chorus. I decimate these—call let’s them witches—that I slam into the rear of my Dragula one by one.

With Rob Zombie uploading pictures of the family’s Koach with Butch Patrick online, we may anticipate seeing even more allusions to the original series in his adaption. We do hope to see the fabled Dragula prowling the charming streets of Mockingbird Heights. Will the new movie’s plot be scary, is one question we do have.

The Munsters, a family of monster immigrants from Transylvania, were portrayed in the original show and subsequent movies. They were followed as they engaged in comedic sitcom-style antics in suburban America, with plots ranging from Herman being duped by a used car salesman to Eddie having to deal with being the shortest boy in class. It will be intriguing to see whether Zombie injects some fright into the revival.