The Munsters in 2022 vs The World

The next stage of The Munsters journey has to answer the question of how does an unlikely pairing beget a child?

The Munsters 2022One possible reason why Rob Zombie‘s The Munsters didn’t make it to movie theatres is probably because the story isn’t too different from the first animated The Addams Family movie. We get an origin story on how Herman (Jeff Daniel Phillips) and Lily (Sheri Moon Zombie) fell in love. It strangely ignores a lot of pathos from the television series where they are seen interacting with the normal world.

It’s not to say this director’s love letter to this sit-com is doomed. To say which horror comedy has the biggest following must be with the Addameses. The reason is because they made more spinoff appearances and I can see Fred Munster pouting. He’s more of a comic character than the fun loving hispanic with potential aristocratic upbringing. Although Fred Gwynne was well respected with his humourous roles on television and Yvonne De Carlo is known for The Ten Commandments, it’s tough to beat John Astin and Jackie Coogan. Together, those two are television and film industry legends.

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Pike’s Work to Manifest Itself on TV

SpooksvilleThe trailer for Hub Network’s newest live action series Spooksville is available to view online. Based on the series of acclaimed children’s novels by Christopher Pike, the series was shot entirely on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. Locations like the Duncan Curling Club, Craigdarroch Castle, Fisgard Lighthouse and Duncan city hall were all used as the backdrop for Springville, nicknamed by the locals as Spooksville. From Victoria to the Cowichan Valley, filming elsewhere could not have created the unique atmosphere needed for this comedy-adventure series.

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