The Munsters: Rob Zombie shares image of Cassandra Peterson, a.k.a. Elvira, as Barbara Carr

Almost exactly one year ago today, the website Murphy’s Multiverse reported that Rob Zombie would be writing and directing a cinematic update of the classic sitcom The Munsters. According to the site, Jeff Daniel Phillips would be playing Herman Munster, Sheri Moon Zombie would be Lily Munster, and their co-stars would include Daniel Roebuck, Jorge Garcia, Richard Brake, and Cassandra Peterson, a.k.a. Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. As the year has gone on, all of that has panned out. We’ve just been waiting for confirmation that Peterson is in the movie, and now that confirmation has arrived. Zombie took to social media to share an image of Peterson from The Munsters, where she plays a character named Barbara Carr. “The #1 real estate agent in all of Mockingbird Heights”.

The original show starred Fred Gwynne as Frankenstein’s monster and head-of-the-household Herman Munster; Yvonne De Carlo as his wife Lily Munster; Al Lewis as Lily’s father, Grandpa, the somewhat over-the-hill vampire Count Dracula who longs for the “good old days” in Transylvania; Beverley Owen (later replaced by Pat Priest) as their teenage niece Marilyn Munster, who was attractive by conventional standards but the “ugly duckling” of the family; and Butch Patrick as their werewolfish son Eddie Munster.

Zombie’s take on The Munsters stars Jeff Daniel Phillips as Herman Munster, Sheri Moon Zombie as Lily Munster, Daniel Roebuck as Grandpa (a.k.a. The Count), Sylvester McCoy as the Munsters’ loyal servant Igor, Richard Brake as mad scientist Dr. Henry Augustus Wolfgang, Catherine Schell as Zoya Krupp, and Jorge Garcia as Floop. Plus Cassandra “Elvira” Peterson as Barbara Carr.

Just yesterday, we shared the news that the film has officially been rated PG. Zombie has since said, “For those of you speculating, wondering and assuming that The Munsters would be dirty, violent and nasty… well, you are wrong. It’s all good down on Mockingbird Lane.”

Zombie has been sharing pictures throughout the making of The Munsters. He has shown off his director’s chair, the blueprint for an exact replica of the Munsters’ house, given us a look at costume designs for Herman and Lily Munster’s sleepwear, confirmed that horror host character Zombo will be in the movie, showed off a piece of furniture, posted a picture of the wig Roebuck will be wearing and of Roebuck being measured for Grandpa’s coffin, given an early look at the crafting of Herman’s head, shown off some of the wardrobe, shared pictures of some creature effects, showed the houses being built on Mockingbird Lane, updated on the construction of the Munsters Mansion, showed the completed house, teased that Herman will be wearing the leather jacket he wears when racing in the Dragula roadster, revealed Sylvester McCoy‘s Igor look, given us a glimpse of Richard Brake as Dr. Wolfgang, Catherine Schell as Zoya Krupp, Jorge Garcia as Herman’s buddy Floop, a Munsters Christmas card, and more.

Source: Rob Zombie

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