Rob Zombie’s ‘The Munsters’ Movie Receives Official Film Rating
Whether it be his original films or remakes of horror classics, Rob Zombie has often found his movies receiving the "R" rating from the Motion Picture Association as he's often not held back in pushing the boundaries beyond "family fare." So how did the Motion Picture Association rate his film reboot of The Munsters? It's got a "PG" rating, as shared by Zombie via social media.
"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," wrote Zombie, with a graphic that showcased it was rated "PG" for "macabre and suggestive material, scary images and language."
The original Munsters series aired on CBS between 1964 and 1966, telling the story of a family resembling some well known monster figures throughout history, but done so more as a dark comedy. Though it had a relatively short run on TV, it continued to build a fanbase as episodes ran in syndication, which led to multiple reboots, films and spin-off series.
As Zombie's films have often been more graphic in nature, the speculation of how far Zombie's take on the classic series would vary from the original was probably fairly warranted, but the "PG" rating suggests that it will likely be something more that the family audience will be able to take in.
The Motion Picture Association was formed in 1968 to provide ratings to parents helping them determine whether or not a film would be appropriate for their children. "PG" suggests that parents are urged to use "parental guidance" as the film may contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
The "R" rating, that many of Zombie's film projects have had, is said to "contain adult material," while adding that "Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children."
Last June, it was revealed that Zombie would direct a film version of The Munsters, with the director proclaiming that the rumors were true and that he would finally be filming a project that he "had been chasing for 20 years."
Zombie has been meticulous in his dedication to the recreation of the series that influenced him growing up. He's recreated the original house and even built a full neighborhood set while filming. Zombie has also been steadily revealing some of the casting, costumes and makeup effects on social media in the build up to what will eventually be the release of the film.
Zombie made his directorial debut with House of 1000 Corpses in 2003. Since then, he has worked on numerous other horror films, like The Devil's Rejects, The Lords of Salem, 3 From Hell, and a 2007 Halloween remake.