When The Munsters first debuted on television, it was just four months before Robert Cummings was born in a sleepy New England town in January 1965. It wouldn’t take long, however, for the boy who would become Rob Zombie to discover America’s first family of fright and fun. The series had a profound influence on the young artist who, in the 57 years since, has topped the music charts as a solo artist and with his band White Zombie, and conquered the box office with his record-setting Halloween in 2007. Echoes of The Munsters can be seen and heard throughout Zombie’s records, videos, and films, including the hit single “Dragula,” so it makes sense why Universal teamed with him for the studio’s new take on Herman, Lily, and company with the 2022 film The Munsters, which landed on Blu-ray, DVD, and video on demand Sept. 27 and will premiere later this fall on Netflix. ReMIND caught up with Zombie and cast members to discuss the ambitious new PG love story.
The film is somewhat of a prequel story, set prior to the original series, and follows bad lab experiment Herman Munster (Jeff Daniel Phillips) as he courts Lily (Sheri Moon Zombie), trying to win her heart and hand despite the best efforts of her vampire father (Daniel Roebuck) to derail the relationship.