Rob Zombie has always been a director with a distinct point of view, but his latest film is set to take that reputation and turn it up to 11. Yesterday, the artist unveiled the key art for his new project adapting The Munsters television series into a modern-day horror flick.
For those unfamiliar with the series, it was created by legendary animator, director, and producer William Hanna and Joseph Barbera of Hanna-Barbera Productions.
Introduction to The Munsters
The show follows the adventures of America’s first family of monsters.
It is a comedy that is heavy on slapstick, broadly ludicrous physical humor. And the kind of cartoonish misbehavior in plots that were typical of early Hanna-Barbera productions.
The series premise originally involved the family moving from their ancestral home in Transylvania to New York City. And settling in a run-down, crumbling brownstone at 1313 Mockingbird Lane above the city. The name was changed to 1313 Mockingbird Lane after the first episode. Although this setup was far less sinister than the nighttime syndicated version of the original show. It still allowed for occasional campy vampire stories.
Name of the characters in The Munsters
Here are the celebrity’s names mentioned below:
Butch Patrick as Eddie Munster
Fred Gwynne as Herman Munster
Al Lewis as Grandpa
Yvonne De Carlo as Lily Munster
Pat Priest as Marilyn Munster
John Carradine as Mr Gateman
Chet Stratton as Clyde Thornton
Paul Lynde as Dr. Edward H. Dudley
The storyline of The Munsters
Though the story is told in a lighthearted, humorous fashion, there are some interesting social and cultural criticisms to be found within. The Munsters was a show that took aim at society’s fear of difference. And monster folklore and made jokes about both.
In a popular episode of the show, titled “The Werewolf”, we are shown how much we have embraced these legends as symbols for our fears. We are shown how these legends have made their way into society, with the apparent result of instilling fear in the people of that society. An example of this is when Eddie Munster kills a man in an attempt to escape his grasp. The man’s friends are shocked by what they are seeing and scream “wolf!” and get off their horses to pursue him, shooting at him as he runs.
Rob Zombie Releases New The Munsters Photos to Mark the End of Production
Every show has its ups and downs, and the show currently in production with Hollywood legend Rob Zombie may have its own. The Munsters remake wrapped up production late last week, working on what will be a new series for NBC.
To celebrate the wrap of this final season of production, Zombie shared photos from the set on social media to keep fans updated as they work out kinks before going into full production. In the photos, Zombie can be seen with the rest of the cast, including actors and actresses who will be playing the roles of Herman, Lily, and Marilyn Munster.
In the photo, Zombie can be seen with his arms around both Eddie Izzard and Seth Green, who will play Grandpa and Eddie Munster respectively. Zombie is sitting on a chair that appears to have Lily in his lap, played by actress Kate Sonne. Both of them are sitting behind Mena Suvari, who will play Marilyn in the new show.
So, what do you think about The Munsters?
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