The trailer for writer-director Rob Zombie’s The Munsters dropped earlier this month, but it wasn’t clear where the film would live. Over on Instagram, Zombie has since confirmed that his take on the classic sixties sitcom will be coming to Netflix this September!
“This fall we are gonna spook-out like it’s 1964!” Zombie wrote. “Yep, THE MUNSTERS and THE ADDAMS FAMILY are returning to the boob tube at the same time courtesy of Netflix. It’s been 58 years since this clash of the titans first happened. Perfect entertainment for your pumpkin carving party.”
Zombie is of course referencing Tim Burton’s Addams Family series, Wednesday, which is set to debut on Netflix sometime this autumn. That series stars Jenna Ortega (Scream) as a teenage Wednesday Addams attending the Nevermore Academy.
As for Zombie’s The Munsters, the cast includes Jeff Daniel Phillips (The Lords of Salem) as Herman Munster, Sheri Moon Zombie (House of 1000 Corpses) as Lily Munster, and Daniel Roebuck (Final Destination) asGrandpa Munster. Richard Brake (3 from Hell), Catherine Schell (Space: 1999), Dee Wallace (The Howling), Cassandra Peterson (Elvira: Mistress of the Dark), Jorge Garcia (Lost), Sylvester McCoy (Doctor Who), and original Munsters cast members Pat Priest and Butch Patrick also star.
The Munsters is described as “the strangest love story ever told,” with Herman and Lily’s crazy courtship taking them on a hauntingly hilarious trip from Transylvania to Hollywood in the all-new feature length film.
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)