The alarmingly dreadful Movie


Rowan Allison, Staff Writer

The new movie titled The Munsters seems very mediocre when it comes to how it was played out. From the classic TV series, The Munsters (1964-1966), a movie version was released on Sept. 27 as a reboot to this haunting show. Although I did enjoy the movie and it’s concept, I did think it was a bit childish in it’s humor.

The movie, written, produced and directed by Rob Zombie, is about Lily Munster (Sheri Moon Zombie) who is just trying to find someone to love, while Herman Munster (Jeff Daniel Phillips) is a thriving singer in the underground world who wants the same. After a horrid date with Mr. Orlock (Richard Brake), her father (Daniel Roebuck) had set up, Lily sees Herman on TV and falls head over heels for the flat-headed Frankenstein and seeks him out. 

Lily ends up meeting Herman and they hit it off and end up getting married. After the wedding, Lily’s brother Lester is found in deep debt to his father’s crazy ex Zoya (Catherine Schell), so he tries selling the castle that both his father and his sister live in as a desperate attempt to pay off his debt. 

You expect horror but get a Zombie has made horror classics such as; House of 1000 Corpses (2003), Halloween (2007), Halloween II (2009), and Night of the Living Dead (2006). With some of the actors being mediocre to not even good, the main characters Herman Munster and Lily Munster are seemingly annoying. It was definitely a let-down from the other exciting movies Rob Zombie has made. 

 The movie is cheesy and definitely something you could watch with your family. Even with the immature humor, the movie somehow manages to be somewhat entertaining because of the story it leads and the unpredictable acts. With only a 5 million dollar budget, it is not surprising  it may seem unprofessional.