Another week, another Munsters addition/announcement. This time around, Rob Zombie has announced that classic Munsters actress Pat Priest has joined the cast! Priest is back to play Marilyn as she did in the classic series.
The great news has been flowing out of Zombie’s socials week after week and it seems to have no chance of stopping. Of course, we are waiting for the big, big, big announcement of the official trailer, which will be a tremendous moment for horror fans. Both for those excited about seeing the trailer and for those excited about shitting on it.
One of the biggest shocks from the entire thing has been the PG rating that the film was dubbed with. That is huge and really does show how far this one is going to remove Zombie form the pigeon hole that he has been wedged in by Hollywood.
Eli Roth recently broke the mold as well with The House With a Clock in it’s Walls. Considering Roth was known for his horror films and particularly violent style, it was interesting to see him step out and direct a child’s story. Roth is also stepping further out of his pigeon hole by directing Gearbox Software’s Borderlands. A action – comedy set around a Mad Max like apocalypse and the colorful characters attempting to survive in the wasteland.
The original The Munsters synopsis went like this:
“The Munsters starred Fred Gwynne as Frankenstein’s monster and head-of-the-household Herman Munster; Yvonne De Carlo as his wife Lily Munster; Al Lewis as Lily’s father, Grandpa, the somewhat over-the-hill vampire Count Dracula who longs for the “good old days” in Transylvania; Beverley Owen (later replaced by Pat Priest) as their teenage niece Marilyn Munster, who was attractive by conventional standards but the “ugly duckling” of the family; and Butch Patrick as their werewolfish son Eddie Munster.”
Priest joins the ever-growing cast of Jorge Garcia, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Sheri Moon Zombie, Daniel Roebuck, Richard Brake, Sylvester McCoy, Catherine Schell and Casandra Peterson (Elvira).
There is still no official release date for The Munsters but we are looking forward to the date and of course the frickin’ trailer that we are dying to see.