A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Violence & Scariness
A zombie is killed by a spike to the forehead delivered by a grave robber with a mallet. Some very minor slapstick pratfalls.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
The Count looks at a centerfold of a Playboy-esque magazine while making suggestive comments.
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"Crap" said once. The Count is fond of calling Herman a "numbskull." While on a Transylvanian talk show, a mad scientist says "s--t" and "ass," both of which are slightly bleeped out.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some scenes include gags in which the characters drink too much. Herman has a few Shirley Temples while on an airplane and starts slurring his speech and eventually needs to be helped off of the plane when it lands. Secondary characters drink during and after a wedding. Drinking in nightclubs, bars, at dinner, at a costume party. Cigarette smoking in a Woody Woodpecker cartoon Herman watches on television.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Munsters is a 2022 Rob Zombie-directed reboot of the 1960s TV sitcom. A zombie is killed when a grave robber drives a spike into his skull with a mallet, but on the whole, there isn't much violence save for a few comedic pratfalls. In one scene, The Count is shown looking at a centerfold while making suggestive comments. Gags in some scenes revolve around drinking too much -- for instance, Herman drinks too many Shirley Temples while on an airplane, starts slurring his speech, and later needs to be helped off the plane when it lands. Cigarette smoking in a cartoon that Herman is watching. While on a Transylvanian talk show, a mad scientist says "s--t" and "ass," both of which are slightly bleeped out. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
This is a kitschy and goofy reboot of a silly 1960s sitcom. The Munsters isn't going to dazzle the cinephiles of Cannes, obviously, but this Rob Zombie-written-and-directed origin story of Herman, Lily, and The Count stays in its lane and delivers puns and one-liners a plenty. It captures the campy humor of the original show without going overboard with post-modern irony, but also brings an original sensibility that doesn't just make this a straight copy of what came before.
There are cameos galore, which only adds to the fun. In terms of the main players, Jeff Daniel Phillips is hilarious as Herman, delivering the cadences and stylings of Herman's original actor Fred Gwynne, but also adding a certain hipster (in the '60s and not modern sense) flair to the role. Sheri Moon Zombie and Daniel Roebuck also bring a lot of their own style and humor to their roles (Lily and The Count, respectively) while also staying true to the source material. It's not a masterpiece, but it's an above-average reboot, which should count for something these days.
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