It’s pretty obvious that shock rocker Rob Zombie knows just how excited and/or trepidatious people are about his reboot of horror-comedy series The Munsters. Only recently, Rob shared his blueprints for his new version of the Munster family home at 1313 Mockingbird Lane. Now, the shock rocker has posted the first costume designs from the movie — and we have to admit, they’re pretty accurate to the show.
Something about The Munsters that Rob seems to be getting right is the old-fashioned vibe of the show. The Munsters are a traditional ’60s American family, complete with good old fashioned morals and wardrobes; while Lily’s outfits will always be a little vampy, they’re still relatively tame and classic. The designs Rob’s posted are of Herman and Lily Munster’s sleeping outfits, which are slightly modernized versions of those worn by Yvonne De Carlo and Fred Gwynne in the original series, right down to Herman’s frumpy dressing gown and platform slippers. Of course, it’s only a matter of time before the Internet commenters complaining that Rob will make the reboot too gritty start whining that now the director isn’t taking enough liberties with the original material.
“What do Herman and Lily wear to bed? Perhaps something like this!” wrote Rob on his Instagram. “Check out some wardrobe designs by our amazing costume designers.”
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More as we know it, but we have to give it to Rob — so far, so good!
Unfortunately, fans will have to wait a little longer until they get to see Zombie’s new Munsters in action. Due to the number of people asking to see a trailer for the film, Rob’s wife and muse Sheri Moon Zombie, who is believed to play Lily in the film, posted the following update: “Seeing folks ask when a trailer is coming out…The film is in pre-production, currently being location scouted so nothing to show for a while yet.”
Words by Chris Krovatin