The upcoming reboot of classic horror-comedy series The Munsters by shock rocker Rob Zombie was only officially announced in June, but already it’s picked up a lot of hype. From costume designs to completed shots of the family’s haunted home, Zombie has peppered the last couple of months with spooky reveals that have whipped his fanbase into a frenzy. Now, as a gift for Halloween, Rob has shared a new photo from set — and this one features the main members of the Munster clan in full make-up!
Today, Rob shared the following pics, which feature Herman, Lily, and Grandpa Munster in complete make-up. As expected, Jeff Daniel Phillips (many of Zombie’s previous films, not to mention one of the Geico cavemen) will play Herman; Sheri Moon Zombie, Rob’s wife and muse, will play Lily; and Zombie mainstay and storied character actor Dan Roebuck will portray The Count, AKA Grandpa.
“Since Halloween is rapidly approaching I thought it was the perfect time to MEET THE MUNSTERS!” wrote Zombie. “Direct from the set in good old Hungary, I present Herman, Lily and The Count sitting in front of the newly completed 1313 Mockingbird Lane.”
Check out Zombie’s Munsters below:
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Okay, some immediate take-aways: first, love that Lily Munster is a straight-up goth chick. Makes a lot of sense. Second, love that Grandpa has the mustache — technically, that means he’s literarily accurate as Dracula, and it makes him more of a grizzled old fart. Next, it’s amazing to see Phillips with that big Fred Gwynne smile on his face; so often, the dude his defined by his uneven grin and bushy mustache. Most of all, though, we’re happy to discover that the Munsters have not been recast as some perverted murder family in the deep south. Rob is keeping things traditional.
More as it comes, but damn, this is exactly what we were hoping for.
Words by Chris Krovatin