House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects writer Rob Zombie is back with far more family-friendly dishes, according to the teaser he released for his feature film remake of the classic sitcom The Munsters.
The teaser is a recreation of the sitcom’s opening credits, along with a colorful twist at the end.
The film, which stars Jeff Daniel Phillips as Herman Munster, Sheri Moon Zombie as Lily Munster and Daniel Roebuck as Grandpa, is slated to hit theaters simultaneously this year through Universal Pictures and stream on Peacock.
Last June, Zombie announced that he would be writing and directing the project, telling fans, “Boils and Ghouls out! The rumors are true! My next film project will be the one I’ve been chasing for 20 years! THE MUNSTERS! Stay tuned for exciting details as things unfold!” In the months since, he has posted numerous updates to his Instagram account, including behind-the-scenes photos and location and costume updates.
In marked contrast to its previous features, Zombie revealed on Instagram in March that this film will be rated PG.
“For those of you speculating, wondering and assuming that ‘The Munsters’ would be filthy, violent and evil… well you are wrong,” he wrote. “It’s all right down in Mockingbird Lane.”
The original Munsters sitcom ran from 1964 to 1966 and was a spicy take on suburban life and classic monster movies. Although it garnered better ratings than the similarly themed show The Addams Family, which was airing at the same time, it was canceled after two seasons when the hugely popular Batman series began to outperform it in ratings in the same time slot.
Check out the trailer below.
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