This week on End Credits, we cross the streams. Yes, that is a Ghostbusters reference, but it’s also a reference to the stream from TV to the movies, or maybe just streaming VOD. Like this week’s review, which is a movie based on a TV show. We’re looking at the adaptation of The Munsters, and we will talk about other movies that got their start on the proverbial boob tube.
This Wednesday, October 19, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Tim Phillips will discuss:
TV at the Movies. When TV came around, the movies felt threatened by the idea that you can beam news and entertainment programming right into your home. Decades later though, TV shows became just another source of valuable I.P., the basis for studios to create new lucrative franchises, and sometimes it worked! Before the main review, we will talk about some of those projects, from a team of 1960s spies to some foul-mouthed kids looking to blame Canada.
REVIEW: The Munsters (2022). In the Fall of 1964, two different sitcoms premiered featuring families who were spooky and macabre; one was The Addams Family and the other was The Munsters. Generations of fans gathered around both shows, but one of The Munsters‘ biggest fans was Rob Zombie. Though known for the murder and mayhem of hits like The Devil’s Rejects, Zombie goes decidedly PG with this tale of how Herman met Lily and made their way from gloomy Transylvania to sunny L.A. Does Zombie capture the magic of The Munsters?
End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Wednesday at 3 pm.