Rob Zombie’s Munsters Movie Trailer Has Seriously Divided Fans

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The full trailer for Rob Zombie’s The Munsters reboot was released recently, and fans of the classic series are extremely divided over the film.

The Rob Zombie Trailer The Munsters was released recently, and fans of the classic TV series are extremely divided. Slated for release in September 2022, the film serves as a prequel and reboot to the original ’60s TV show of the same name, which ran for two seasons. The Zombie prequel follows Herman and Lily Munster’s origins and the unfolding love story. The reboot stars Sheri Moon Zombie as Lily, Jeff Daniel Phillips as Herman, and Daniel Roebuck as Grandpa.

Rob Zombie is best known for his work in the horror genre, including the Firefly Trilogy and the 2007 films Halloween to restart. Although Zombie and his wife Sheri Moon Zombie are big fans of The Munsters television series, fans were immediately concerned when it was announced that he was directing a reboot, given his previous gruesome horror films. The director has continually kept fans updated on the film’s progress, most recently in the form of The Munsters official trailer, which offered new plot details and a new look at the surprisingly colorful version of Zombie The Munsters.

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When the official trailer for The Munsters came out, fan reactions were mixed on Zombie’s take on the franchise. Fans of the original series and critics of Zombie have expressed concerns about the style and direction of The Munsters reboot, indicating that the film seems made cheaply and even a parody of the source material. Others defended the trailer, noting that the 1964 series was still campy and overplayed, and that the film is a love letter to the original. Here are some fan reactions:

Zombie has long said The Munsters is a passion project for him and he wanted to make it as authentic as possible to the original series. The film’s previous teases certainly seemed to deliver on that promise, so it’s a shame that this latest update has received such mixed responses. The trailer might not The Munsters justice, but that’s clearly not what fans expected from the reboot. The Munsters is completely unlike anything Zombie has done in the past, and it doesn’t seem like fans are entirely sold on it taking on a PG property.


Universal will continue to intensify the marketing of The Munsters with September fast approaching. Unfortunately, it is too late to make meaningful changes since The Munsters has officially wrapped filming. It’s possible the film could be visually changed with muted colors, but even that won’t fix the major issues fans seem to be having with the film. Some are hesitant to pass judgment on the film until they see it, but the mixed reactions to the full trailer are a troubling development for Zombie’s. The Munsters.

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