It’s been a while since we’ve seen a new image of writer/director Rob Zombie’s feature update on the classic sitcom. the monsters, but Zombie shared one today. An image showing his movie versions of Herman Munster (Jeff Daniel Phillips) and his wife Lily (Sheri Moon Zombie) making beautiful music together. You can check it at the end of this article.
Rob Zombie’s the monsters will receive a Collector’s Edition release on Digital, Blu-ray, and DVD at September 27thth, and the film will also be heading to the Netflix streaming service on an unspecified date. In the meantime, here’s a list of episodes to watch before the movie is released.
this take on the monsters has the following synopsis:
From writer/director Rob Zombie comes the strangest love story ever told. Lily is your typical 150-year-old lovesick vampire looking for the man from her nightmares. . . That is until she sees Herman, a seven-foot-tall green experiment with a heart of gold. It’s love at first sight when these two demons go down with fangs on their feet in this wacky Transylvanian romance. Unfortunately, all is not smooth sailing at the graveyard, as Lily’s father, the Count, has other plans for the future of his beloved daughter, and they don’t involve his bumbling beau, Herman. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll howl at the moon as the Munsters head down Mockingbird Lane!
Jeff Daniel Phillips and Sheri Moon Zombie join the cast of the monsters by Daniel Roebuck as The Count, Richard Brake as mad scientist Dr. Henry Augustus Wolfgang, Catherine Schell as a gypsy named Zoya Krupp, Jorge Garcia as Herman’s friend Floop, Tomas Boykin as Lily’s werewolf brother Lester, Cassandra “Elvira” Peterson as real estate agent Barbara Carr, Dee Wallace as the voice of Good Morning Transylvania, and Sylvester McCoy as Igor, the Munsters’ faithful servant. Jeremy Wheeling, Roderick Hill, and Mark Griffith are also there, Mr. Gateman, Mr. Goodbury, and Mr. Graves, the owners of Gateman, Goodbury, and Graves Funeral Home. Pat Priest, a cast member from the sitcom, is there, and his co-star from the sitcom, Butch Patrick, plays the Tin Man.
the monsters it ran for two seasons, from September 1964 to May 1966, and consisted of 70 episodes. (You can buy the complete series in THIS LINK). Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Zombie said his movie the monsters it is “100 percent in the spirit of the show. She didn’t want it to be any different. She wanted to totally retain the vibe that she had in the ’60s..” His commitment to retaining the spirit of the show is evident in the film’s PG rating for “Ghoulish and suggestive material, frightening images and language”.
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