Reviewed by David Savage
Starring: Edward Hermann, Veronica Hamel, Robert Morse, Christine Taylor, Matthew Botuchis
Directed by: Robert Ginty
Running Time: 85 minutes
Release Date: 27 July 2015
I used to love The Munsters and The Adams Family as a child so was delighted to be asked to review the DVD release of the 1995 film Here Comes The Munsters, based on the 1960 television series.
The villagers in a peaceful village in Transylvania are upset with their neighbours, The Munsters – a family of vampires, werewolves, a Frankenstein-type monster and the odd one out – an ugly human. The Munsters decide enough is enough and head from Europe to America to be with Herman’s brother-in-law, Brent Jekyll.
On arrival in the States they need to find Brent Jekyll to be able to remain in the country. Brent Jekyll has disappeared and is soon found to be running for congress but everything is not as it seems and the Munsters have to get to the bottom of it.
Overall, The Munsters is a delightful, inoffensive comedy about a collection of loveable freaks with a (ugly) human child. If you have seen the original series you will love the film as the humour is still a silly and slapstick. And if you remember the original cast they make a cameo appearance in a coffee house.
The film is great fun to watch and adults who remember the original series will love it as will kids who are just seeing it for the first time. What could be better than a family of good natured but strange collection of werewolves, vampires, monsters and mad scientists trying to fit into American society?
Available to buy from Amazon here.