Back in March, rumors began circulating that shock rocker Rob Zombie was finally directing his dream project: a reboot of ’60s horror-comedy show The Munsters. Then, last month, Zombie posted to his social media accounts confirming that The Munsters would be his next film project. Now, even though star Sheri Moon Zombie has made it clear that a trailer is a ways away, Rob has shared a tidbit for his fans: his personal redesign of the Munster’s house.
Fans of the show will obviously recognize that Rob’s new design is kind of a big deal. The Munsters’ home at 1313 Mockingbird Lane is a big part of the series — massive, shadowy, and encased in a contained weather pattern so that it’s always caught in the middle of a raging thunderstorm. Thankfully, Rob’s stylish new depiction of the house doesn’t stray too far from the original’s design.
“The blueprints are done!” wrote Zombie via his Instagram. “Time to start the construction. Get ready for the most perfect Munsters house since 1964. I want this thing exact.”
Take a look at Rob’s full design below:
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For those who have never seen it, The Munsters tells the story of a family made up of Frankenstein’s monster (Herman), Dracula’s daughter (Lily), their werewolf son (Eddie, and maybe Rob will clear up the genetics here), Dracula himself (Grandpa), and their bubbly human niece (Marilyn). The Munsters are all good-natured night creatures who mostly want to help out their community and make vermin-based food, but everyone around them is fucking terrified of them, and thus hijinks ensue. The cartoonish nature of the show might feel silly to some, but in the hands of Rob Zombie — whose big hit “Dragula” is a direct reference to The Munsters — it’ll no doubt be a ton of fun.
Words by Chris Krovatin