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Rob Zombie's 'The Munsters' Trailer Showcases the Origins of Herman and Lily's Love Story

The trailer calls it 'the greatest love story ever told.'
by Danielle Turchiano — 
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Rob Zombie's 'The Munsters'

Rob Zombie

Rob Zombie took to Instagram to share a trailer for his upcoming feature film adaptation of The Munsters, the 1960s TV series centered on the eponymojus family living at 1313 Mockingbird Lane.

In the original series, patriarch Herman (Fred Gwynne) was a Frankenstein's monster type, while his wife, matriarch Lily (Yvonne De Carlo) was a vampire, and their son Eddie (Butch Patrick) was a werewolf. The only one who was human was Marilyn (Beverley Owen and Pat Priest), which made her something of a black sheep of the family. (They also lived with Lily's father, known as Grandpa, played by Al Lewis.)

The film stars Jeff Daniel Phillips as Herman and Sheri Moon Zombie as Lily, with Patrick appearing in a new role, Tin Can Man. Daniel Roebuck plays Grandpa Munster. The kids do not factor into this story, as it is a prequel of sorts, exploring the beginnings of Herman and Lily's love story.

As you can see from the trailer, which we have embedded below, the film pays its respects to the original series by beginning in black and white and then turning to color. Lily is looking for someone who will make her blood turn cold, while Herman is looking for a "queen." She stumbles upon him and falls in love, much to her father's dismay.

The original series aired on CBS in the mid-1960s, beginning in 1964 and ending in 1966. It also received a new version titled The Munsters Today in the late 1980s. The film will be released this fall by Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production arm of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group.