The Munsters come home in the first teaser trailer for Rob Zombie’s new film, which starts out in black and white like the classic TV series before bursting into living colour.
“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,” Zombie told Entertainment Weekly. “But what I did do is I made the colours 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 colourful. 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.”
Rob Zombie wrote and directed the film, which stars Jeff Daniel Phillips as Herman Munster, Sheri Moon Zombie as Lily Munster, and Daniel Roebuck as Grandpa Munster. The cast also includes Richard Brake (3 from Hell), Catherine Schell (The Return of the Pink Panther), Sylvester McCoy (Doctor Who), Dee Wallace (The Howling), Jorge Garcia (Lost), and Cassandra Peterson (Elvira: Mistress of the Dark).
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)