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The News We’ve Been Waiting For: Rob Zombie To Direct ‘The Munsters’ Reboot

Like with many of the other hit movies and TV shows from back in the day, The Munsters is making a comeback. After a successful three-year run in the ’60s, the sitcom will now be turned into a feature film by writer and director Rob Zombie.

Look, there’s going to be a younger generation reading this article who have no idea what I’m talking about. And considering I’m only 30 years old, maybe I should be a part of that crew. But I absolutely loved this show as a kid when it would come on Nick at Nite back in the ’90s.

Zombie, who is almost twice my age, is obviously a huge fan too. He’s shared his love of the oldie TV series many times over the years, and his recent social media post about the news relay that passion.

“Attention Boils and Ghouls!,” Zombie wrote via his Instagram on Monday. “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 progress!”

For anyone who has kept up with Zombie’s work over the years, this is quite the change. I’m a huge fan of horror movies, so I’ve seen most of his work, including movies such as House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects, 31 and the Halloween remakes.

There’s nothing lighthearted or family friendly about those films, so I’ll be curious to see what direction Zombie takes The Munsters. I can almost guarantee that it won’t have that same ’60s sitcom feel, but how different will it look?

Time will tell, but Zombie better find a suitable replacement for Al Lewis as Grandpa.

Follow Clint Lamb on Twitter @ClintRLamb.

Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and TideSports.com.

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  1. Hmmm. As you point out the Munsters was basically an extremely tame 50’s sitcom with a running gag that they looked scary to the public. Not sure how Rob Zombie will do with this.

    Fred Gwynne was perfect for his campy role as Herman. Fun note you can see a very young Fred Gwynne in a small role in On The Waterfront.

    Also Yvonne De Carlo, who played Lily Munster (Herman’s wife), also played Moses wife Sephora in Cecil B. Demile’s The Ten Commandments.

  2. Yeah I wonder too have seen all Robs films and they are violent and bloody the Munsters were a very family friendly series a real treasure so I hope he respects that and does a proper job fingers crossed.

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