Love him or hate him, you gotta admit that Rob Zombie is one of the busier dudes in metal. The monster-rocker is currently hard at work on his reboot of The Munsters, having shared construction shots from the set, where he’s building the Munsters’ haunted-house home at 1313 Mockingbird Lane. Not only that, but Zombie has also recently announced a coffee collaboration with horror-leaning roasters Dead Sled, named ‘Hellbilly Brew.’ Now, the dude has released a new video for the song “Shadow of the Cemetery Man” off of his 2021 album The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy.
“Shadow of the Cemetery Man” is pretty straightforward as far as live videos go, with Zombie performing the track to bouncing festival crowds around the country. What’s especially interesting this time around, though, is that the footage almost feels like fantasy. After the COVID lockdown, the idea of seeing Rob Zombie in a human whirlpool of sweaty bodies, blue light, and dudes in giant monster suits feels like some sort of bygone rite that may have never existed. Seeing it live (as it were) on screen is both jarring and very refreshing.
Check out “Shadow of the Cemetery Man” below:
Last month, Zombie revealed his first set construction photos from his reboot of The Munsters. As you’ll see below, Zombie’s latest teaser shows the frame of the Munsters’ house being slowly constructed (granted, this’ll probably just be the exterior — one assumes a lot of the interior shots within 1313 Mockingbird Lane will be done in different locations around Budapest). But it’s pretty fucking rad to see that this new concept for the Munsters is being physically made. For so long, Zombie’s version of the beloved horror-comedy show has been just a rumor; now it appears that it’ll actually see the light of day.
“BIG NEWS!” wrote Zombie in the caption of the post. “Direct from the set of THE MUNSTERS! Construction on the Munsters house has officially begun ! Stay posted for more updates as this icon structure returns to life!”
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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