As you likely already know, the king of modern gory camp horror Rob Zombie has directed The Munsters, a movie based on the retro television show set and for release this September. Today (July 18th), Zombie took to social media to announce another significant detail surrounding the film's upcoming debut.
"This fall we are gonna spook-out like it's 1964!" he enthused in an Instagram post. "Yep, THE MUNSTERS and THE ADDAMS FAMILY are returning to the boob tube at the same time courtesy of @netflix. It's been 58 years since this clash of the titans first happened. Perfect entertainment for your pumpkin carving party."
Along with this announcement, the rocker-director posted a visual collage of the two Netflix ads for both his movie and the Tim Burton-directed series Wednesday, based on the adorably dour members of the Addams family. Zombie also included in his post a TV Guide spread from the 1964 fall season when the two shows debuted just one week apart, each lasting two seasons in their original runs before spawning what continue to be lucrative and much-loved franchise films, reboot shows, merchandise and more.
No specific dates are listed yet for the release of the film or the Netflix show, but we know The Munsters comes in September while Wednesday arrives in the fourth quarter of this year, meaning we're looking at these two to arrive as kissing cousins for a rousing double feature. Until then, make sure your Netflix membership is current in time to check out both so you can kick off the spookiest season of all in vintage style.