They're creepy, and they're kooky, and they've been entertaining us for over 80 years. And, are so iconic they can be identified by one name only: Gomez, Morticia, Pugsley, Wednesday, Uncle Fester and Grandmama, Lurch, Thing, and Cousin Itt. And, finally for 2019 The Addams Family get an feature-length animated movie just in time for Halloween, of course.
In this animated version The Addams Family they live in a run-down mansion on top of a fog-surrounded hill in New Jersey (a nod to where original creator Charles Addams’ lived). Happily ensconced in their Addams way of life for years, Gomez and Morticia are preparing for a visit from their extended family for Pugsley’s “Sabre Mazurka,” a rite of passage ceremony to prove he is ready to become an Addams Family man.
But, little does the family know, their neighbor down the hill - design TV phenom Margaux Needler - is constructing a prefabricated community, replete with technicolor pop and perfectionism. When the fog lifts, Margaux is disconcerted to see The Addams Family mansion as the one thing standing between her dream of selling all the houses in the neighborhood and being adored as a TV personality forever.
And, then the craziness begins...
5 Reasons to watch The Addams Family
This is the real Addams Family
The Addams Family see themselves as a ‘regular normal family’ who happen to have their own way of looking at the world. And, essentially, they are the classic, ‘All-American,’ fictional family its just that their misadventures lead towards the dark, macabre and ghoulish - but, when you when you dig a little bit beneath the surface they really are an extremely loving, extended family, and it endears you to them and you can't help but fall in love with them all over again. Any good movie has to have of course, a good story but it also has to have heart, something that the audience can connect and identify with and this version of The Addams Family definitely has it in spades. They may be the most eccentric, kookiest and peculiar family in the neighbourhood but you'll be wishing they were your neighbours by the time the credits roll.
The Addams Family opens at cinemas nationwide from October 25th 2019