Crashing their way through the door this fall, Rob Zombie’s reimagined The Munsters has a brand new teaser trailer today, showing off Herman, Lily, and Grandpa for the first time in
living dead colour and re-creating the series’ iconic opening.
Colour is important to the new film, as Zombie says to Entertainment Weekly:
“I knew that if I went in and demanded ‘This movie’s going to be in black and white or forget it!’ we would not be talking about the Munsters right now, because it would have never happened. I guaran-f—ing-tee it. But what I did do is I made the colors sort of hyper-real. I noticed when the actors were in their makeup and they were just walking around, getting lunch or whatever, they looked like cartoon characters come to life. They were just so insanely colorful. I was like, I have to light the movie in the same fashion. It really seemed at all times like a live action cartoon, which was really exciting.”
In Zombie’s movie, Jeff Daniel Phillips plays Herman Munster, Sheri Moon Zombie is playing Lily Munster, and Daniel Roebuck co-stars as Grandpa Munster.
Not shown in the teaser, Richard Brake (3 from Hell) stars as Dr. Henry Augustus Wolfgang, and Catherine Schell (The Return of the Pink Panther) plays “Zoya Krupp the Gypsy Queen.” Dee Wallace, Cassandra “Elvira” Peterson and Jorge Garcia will also star.
Check out the teaser ahead of the film’s release this fall from Universal!