Take a look at the first shots of Jorge Garcia in Rob Zombie's The Munsters film. It sure seems like this dude is going to fit right in.
We are getting more and more looks at director Rob Zombie’s The Munsters reboot, and actor Jorge Garcia’s appearance in the film. As posted on Zombie’s official Instagram account, we see the Lost actor in character as Floop, the Igor-like assistant to Dr. Henry Augustus Wolfgang (Richard Brake). He’s also Munsters patriarch Herman Munster’s (Jeff Daniel Phillips) best friend, which makes sense given that Herman is a bit of a Frankenstein’s Monster-type and thus a natural pairing with a shambling lab assistant.
In the posted picture, Floop (Jorge Garcia) has an impressively shaggy beard and an equally impressive shag of hair. He is also dressed in a coarse-looking robe very similar to a monk’s robe, and appears to be casually leaning against a human cadaver on a slab. Of course, the lab that he presumably is in also has a number of shelves for human heads in the background, so what’s one more corpse? Check out The Munsters post here:
Rob Zombie has been working on his film version of The Munsters since early 2021, and cast his longtime leading actor and spouse Sheri Moon Zombie as the matriarch of the family, Lily Munster. Aside from Jorge Garcia as Floop, Daniel Roebuck has also been cast as Grandpa Munster, a Dracula-type who apparently enjoys chilling out in an old-fashioned electric chair. While Zombie is best known for his style of outrageous horror violence and Satanic and/or fascistic imagery, it is not known if The Munsters will retain its original campy lighthearted tone. The original show ran between 1964-1966 on CBS. While it was originally a hit with audiences, it struggled to retain viewers. Since its original cancellation, there have been numerous attempts at revivals and spin-offs, and its prominent presence in syndicated television has kept it active in pop culture.
The Munsters is the latest of Rob Zombie’s film projects and his first with Jorge Garcia. Originally beginning his career as a heavy metal vocalist in the band White Zombie, the future director had a lifelong fascination with horror films. The name for the band even originally came from a 1932 Bela Lugosi film. In the early 2000s, Zombie began exploring film work, releasing his debut movie House of 1000 Corpses to originally negative reviews. It has since come to be seen as a cult classic, and its sequel The Devil’s Rejects was more positively reviewed. In the following years, he would alternate between music and film. He took over his most high profile film franchise in 2007 when he remade John Carpenter’s horror classic Halloween. He followed it with a sequel in 2009. The Halloween series has since been remade again and sequelized by David Gordon Green and Danny McBride, because nothing is more unkillable than a serial killer franchise.
The Munsters will be released simultaneously in theaters and on NBC’s streaming platform Peacock. There is not a concrete date for the release, but it feels like it would be weird if it was not around Halloween. But of course, if we have thought of that, it is for certain that Rob Zombie has. Maybe we’ll get some more great Floop/Jorge Garcia in the meantime.