Rob Zombie to direct reboot of '60s TV sitcom The Munsters

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      When I was a little kid, one of my favourite TV shows was The Munsters

      The CBS sitcom only lasted two seasons--with 70 half-hour episodes aired between September of 1964 and May of 1966--but it had the horror-oriented goods that I craved.

      Dad Herman Munster (Fred Gwynne) was a Frankenstein's monster; mom and grandpa (Yvonne de Carlo and Al Lewis) were vampires, and the young son (Butch Patrick) was a werewolf. 

      What's not to like when you're seven or eight years old?

      Horror director Rob Zombie wasn't even born until The Munsters was in its second year, but he grew to love it somehow, 'cause today he made this announcement on his Instagram page:

      "Attention Boils and Ghouls!,” he wrote. “The rumors are true! My next film project will be the one I’ve been chasing for 20 years! THE MUNSTERS! Stay tuned for exciting details as things progress!”

      It'll be interesting to see how Zombie--whose ultra-violent films include the sick and twisted The Devil's Rejects and stab-happy 2007 Halloween remake--will approach rebooting the family sitcom, which hit the squeaky-clean small screen one year after Leave It to Beaver left it.