Horrorfest 2022 Presents The Munsters (2022, Rob Zombie)

Is Rob Zombie’s latest a good movie? I donno, it made me laugh quite a bit, I wasn’t bored by most of it and the cast makes up for some clearly lesser aspects. I think a solid 7/10 sounds about right, and Zombie doing a TV series revival of the TV series instead of a movie probably would have been a much better idea. Oh well, I’ll take what is offered to me, I guess. I’m not sure this movie deserves the hate it’s getting considering the source material. It’s The Munsters, not The Twilight Zone, people.

Sheri Moon Zombie (of course) and Jeff Daniel Phillips are two monsters who fall in love while her father, played by Daniel Roebuck, shakes his head in disapproval. You also have Sylvester McCoy as the loyal butler, Catherine Schell as the count’s disgruntled ex-wife and even Cassandra Peterson in a nice small part. Richard Brake and Jorge Garcia made me laugh, with Blake as a mad scientist and Garcia as his dimwitted assistant.

Are there some jokes that fall flat? Sure, yet most land well enough and the movie has this odd sense of humor and entertainment that works. It’s very goofy and not particularly high brow. I was amused regardless, which does remind me of the original show from what I recall, so perhaps Zombie channeled it well enough. Netflix picking this up and acting it seems oddly on brand for them, I suppose.

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