Rob Zombie’s The Munsters Reboot Gets A Shocking Rating

The Munsters reboot from Rob Zombie got a somewhat shocking rating. We definitely didn't see this one coming considering the director

By Jacqueline Lindenberg | Published

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The Munsters was an iconic television show that aired back in the 1960s. The show revolved around a family of monsters who were incredibly kind and lived a normal life. The show was quite popular during its run time, so it was a bit surprising to hear that Rob Zombie was creating a reboot film that is set to be released this year. As of now, there isn’t too much detailed information about the plot of the film, which left questions of what the rating would actually be especially considering who was in the director’s chair.

Now we know. The Munsters officially has a PG rating which is surprising considering Rob Zombie has directed films of the horror genre in the past, such as the remake Halloween (2007), and the sequel Halloween II (2009). Of course, Halloween is more on the extreme horror and gory side, so when it was revealed The Munsters was being directed by Rob Zombie, eyebrows were raised in speculation of the rating. But Zombie himself posted on his Twitter that the film has a reasonable, family-friendly PG rating. In his tweet, Zombie added, “For those of you speculating, wondering and assuming that @RobZombie’s THE MUNSTERS would be violent, dirty, and nasty…well, you are wrong.” The upcoming film will be family-friendly just like the original series, so anyone will be able to watch it. See the tweet below: 

So, now that we know the Rob Zombie film has a surprisingly decent rating for most viewers, let’s see why the film itself was given the PG rating. According to Comic Book, the movie was given the rating because there is some, “macabre and suggestive material, scary images and language.” The film will still center around the famous characters from the original series, according to Collider. A list of stars have been added to the official cast. Herman Munster will be played by Jeff Daniel Phillips, Lily Munster will be played by Sheri Moon Zombie, and Daniel Roebuck will play the cheerful and lovable Grandpa Munster. 

According to Variety, Rob Zombie’s film is being shot on a set that is completely reconstructing the famous Mockingbird Lane setting. The set is located on a Universal Studios lot. Zombie has a strong history with the horror genre, so since he is working on this reboot, the outcome will definitely be entertaining and on point. Besides directing some Halloween remakes, Zombie has taken on other horror films such as House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects. It will be interesting to see Zombie take on a horror film with a PG rating. 

There is no official release date just for Rob Zombie’s The Munsters, but as news starts to slowly trickle out, we should know the date quite soon. The original series was a fan favorite and is still seen in households to this day. In the world of reboots and remakes, it makes sense that The Munsters would finally get its own movie reboot. It will be nice to see the friendly family of monsters come back to life in Rob Zombie’s version of the movie