Rob Zombie’s movie is teased in color at the end of the black and white trailer. How does his reboot of The Munsters honor the show’s original pilot? Rob Zombie’s color tease of The Munsters honors the show’s original pilot. In a throwback fashion, Zombie’s teaser trailer for his campy Munsters movie finally pays tribute to how it all began on TV. The original television pilot is given proper respect in the director’s reboot of The Munsters.
A classic sitcom broadcast on CBS in the 1960s, The Munsters (1964) ran for two seasons and tallied an impressive 70 episodes. The supernatural family living at 1313 Mockingbird Lane is making a huge comeback after a few minor returns on TV. After the series was canceled, Munster, Go Home! (1966) was the only major motion picture adaptation released in cinemas. The Munsters will hit the big screen in late 2022, while streaming as a day-and-date release on Peacock.
Horror filmmaker Rob Zombie gives honor to the show’s pilot by revealing that The Munsters are “now in living color!” Although the series notoriously aired as a gothic B&W sitcom, there was speculation if Zombie’s Munsters reboot would be black and white. However, the teaser trailer’s ending calls back to how The Munsters originally started — in eye-popping color. As their first episodes officially started in black-and-white, the trailer mirrors The Munsters’ beginnings. The Devil’s Rejects director Rob Zombie has resurrected The Munsters in full-color glory, but as a wink toward one historic choice. Check out the teaser below for the color reveal