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Rob Zombie’s ‘The Munsters’ Trailer Tanks Expectations

Rob Zombie’s The Munsters will begin streaming on Netflix at the end of September, just in time for spooky season

Rob Zombie confirmed that the Munsters would debut on Netflix the same day its physical copy releases, on September 27, 2022. This will allow fans to own their copy if they’d rather not subscribe to Netflix.

Zombie went to Instagram one month before the date to share a sneak peek image of the film, including Sheri Moon Zombie as Lily Munster.

Rob Zombie is a beloved rock star, but his work as a film director can be considered controversial. He’s been interested in making The Munsters happen for quite a while, though complaints about the quality of the trailer have practically tanked expectations towards the film.

The first full trailer for The Munsters was dropped on July 13th, 2022. It was horrifying, and not in the way The Munsters should be.

As stated by a Redditor, “when RZ does something right, he’s great. But then he does this “let’s make a movie outta B-roll footage” crap, its f*****ing old.” They expressed astonishment that the Netflix trailer was official, not a proof-of-concept “reel Zombie shot in his house for a few grand.”

Rob Zombie's the munsters
Rob Zombie’s The Munsters @ Rob Zombie via Instagram

While trailers aren’t reflective of the quality of the film, and it could well exceed expectations once launched, its generic font and bad voiceover make it look more like a fanmade YouTube parody than an actual movie dropped by a major studio.

The colors are unpleasant and look dated. The neon lights look cheap, with the lighting being one of its worst points. Some critics mentioned that they had to check twice to ensure it was official and not a mistake. Check out the trailer here to make your own conclusions.

Rob Zombie is a producer and director of passion projects. Most people these days don’t remember the American sitcom depicting the home life of benign monsters or only know it vaguely. The original “The Munsters” aired on CBS from 1964-66 and experienced surprisingly high ratings until the Batman TV series came around.

While the trailer tanked expectations towards the film, that doesn’t mean the quality of the film will be equally dreadful. It could be that the marketing team made mistakes. Rob Zombie loves the Munsters and has been trying to get rights to make the movies since the early 2000s. 

It’s doubtful that after so many trials to get the name for his pet project, he’d fail catastrophically at one of the most important aspects of film marketing.

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RuPaul Fronted Gameshow Coming to ITV

The category is… Gameshow!

Yes, you heard right. ITV has managed to snap up Drag sensation RuPaul for a brand spanking new gameshow called Celebrity Lingo. The show will feature a star-studded celebrity lineup, all competing to take home money for charity. Celebrity Lingo will be a head-to-head vocabulary battle, filling in the blanks and guessing the words – a simple but popular game at the moment, thanks to a strategy game revival from iPhone and Android app sensation, Wordle.

RuPaul (Reality Tit Bit)

The 7-episode series is a spin-off of, Lingo, a British game show that first aired back in 1988. In 2021, ITV revived the hit show and recruited Good Morning Britain host, Adil Ray. However, RuPaul will have a shorter and more condensed version of the show, which will include celebrities, as opposed to members of the public. 

“Now, more than ever before, people want to have fun, and Celebrity Lingo is here to serve it up generously,” said Ru, in a statement to the press. Adil, Ru’s new colleague, was delighted with the news: “I’m so grateful to everyone watching at home, the entire crew, and our fab contestants for giving me another chance to host one of the best shows on TV! Even to those who shout four letter Lingos at me in the street! Welcome to the team RuPaul!”

RuPaul is at the top of their game at the moment. Over the past couple of years, Ru has become one of the most famous faces on the planet, due to the enormous Drag Race franchise, which now has over a dozen spin-offs, that are spread across the planet. It was a surprise to many, then, that ITV managed to snatch one of the most talked about stars for a low-budget gameshow.


Lingo game show
Adli’s revival of the show (Indie Mac User)

Rumors are circulating on social media that the show has already been filmed in Salford after Ru was spotted by passersby whilst out and about. Insiders have announced that the show is due to air on Sundays evenings, with the launch being broadcast at 18:30. “This week I spent a day in the company of @RuPaul at the taping of ‘Celebrity Lingo’ – Media City in Manchester…..which will air on ITV1 later this year,” says one lucky fan, who managed to bag themselves a free ticket to watch the taping. “It was fabsy and super surreal to see RuPaul in the flesh!” Another viewer also gave a thumbs up: “Rupaul was exactly how he is on tv it was weird seeing him ngl.”

Word-based games are on trend at the moment and throw an A-list host into the mix, and you’re on to a winner. ITV is expected to make an announcement on which celebrities will be competing soon.

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Big Brother Confirmed to Return to British Television

“It’s coming home,” jokes former Big Brother presenter Rylan Clark. But who will host the upcoming season?

It’s the moment Big Brother fans have been waiting for. It’s been 4 years since the last season premiered on Channel 5. Since then, it has been an agonizing wait, filled with false rumours and faint glimmers of hope. But finally, ITV has confirmed that they’ve purchased the rights to Britain’s most iconic reality show and the new series is set to air on ITV2, ITVX and online next year!

Davin McCall hosting Big Brother
Davina in BB’s golden years (Metro)

Rylan Clark has been keeping the Big Brother flame alive ever since the series was dropped by Channel 5 TV executives. Clark, who won the celebrity version of the show has been obsessed with the show from an early age. Whilst a contestant on the 11th CBB series, Rylan’s passion and love for the show shone through, which helped land him the presenting gig on Big Brothers Bit on the side. Its quite possible that Rylan will be promoted to the main show hosting duties, although, there is stiff competition.

Probably the most likely host of the new series is Davina McCall. When you think of Big Brother, you probably think of Davina. Davina was the presenter of Channel 4’s version of Big Brother, which saw the show at its peak of popularity. Catchphrases like “This is Davina, you are live on Channel 4, please do not swear,” helped her become synonymous with the show. 

Emma Willis is the final honorable mention. Emma is the most recent face of Big Brother, after hosting the Channel 5 version of the show. Although, there isn’t as much buzz around the likelihood of Emma returning, as the 46-year-old presenter from Birmingham has responsibilities with other shows, like Cooking With The Stars. 

However, ITV bosses could put a spanner in the works, as inside sources are beginning to hint at a brand new, fresh version of the show, which will seek to “attract young audiences.” The insider told the Mirror, “The aim is to get back to basics and interfere less, with fewer challenges.” Despite the early indications that the presenter will be someone detached from previous seasons, Rylan and Davina have both expressed their desires to be involved with the show. And with big followings, ITV will be forced to consider their importance with the fan bases. 

Former Big Brother contestants
Former contestants (Digital Spy)

Paul Mortimer, Director of Reality Commissioning & Acquisitions and Controller, ITV2, ITVBe, and CITV said: “This refreshed, contemporary new series of Big Brother will contain all the familiar format points that kept viewers engaged and entertained the first time round, but with a brand new look and some additional twists that speak to today’s audience.” Mortimer continued, We’re beyond excited to bring this iconic series to ITV2 and ITVX where it should especially engage with our younger viewers.” Whatever the new series will look like, the simple format of Big Brother is its main appeal, and for that reason alone, it’s likely to be another hit.